By Isaac Newton Tetteh GNA
Kpone GAR,May 25, GNA- Hundreds of fisher folks and sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) in Kpone, in the Greater Accra Region, have given former President John Mahama an emotional welcome and wished for his return as President.
They presented him with stones, a gesture in most Ghanaian cultures meaning, « You were telling the truth but we ignored you. »
The former President had visited the Kpone landing beach as part of his tour of the area.
Speaking on behalf of the fisher folks and the traditional authorities, Nii Ofosu Oblie V, Mankralo of Kpone Traditional Area, stated that, residents of Kpone had been very loyal to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in all general elections yet there was nothing to show for it.
Nii Oblie further lamented that, Kpone had a large concentration of thriving industries and companies yet the residents wallowed in abject poverty as successive governments did not pay attention to their predicament .
The Mankralo also appealed to the former President to intervene in the implementation of the fishing close season as that would only worsen the plight of the fisher folks.
Addressing the people, former president John Mahama expressed worry about the pace at which the landing beaches were been destroyed.
He promised that all landing beaches would be revived if he was elected as President in the 2020 elections.
Mr Mahama added that, the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) rode on the shoulders of dangerous deciet to assume power and were now faced with the reality.
He added that, the next NDC government would consider the interest of the fisher folks and equip them with the needed resources to enhance business.
Present at the event were Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Member of Parliament for Kpone Katamanso, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman of NDC, Mr Sylvester Mensah, former NDC flagbearer aspirant among other party leaders.