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Source: myjoyonline.com - The Eastern Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says individuals and group of persons claiming President John Mahama is powerless in fixing Ghana's economy have missed the point.
Mark-Oliver Kevor believes the President has demonstrated his willingness to achieving sustainable development for the country.
Assessing President Mahama's performance over the past two years since he took office some civil society groups and political rivals described the president's performance as nothing to write home about.
"President Mahama is not a magician to transform the country overnight", Mark-Oliver Kevor said.
He adds: ''Those saying the President has achieved nothing within his two-year term in office may have to be awoken from their slumber. Look if for nothing at all President Mahama and for that matter the NDC can pride itself with the Kpong Water Project, which currently serves parts of the greater and Eastern Regions. For over twenty-five years residents of these areas have struggled to get water but the government has now provided them [with water]''.
''The point I am making is that some of the opposition party especially the NPP and its cohorts are deliberately refusing to admit the many successes chalked by this government. Fine in as much as we all admit that there were challenges confronting the economy, the President couldn't have transformed the economy within two years. That is a fact and people must appreciate that", he emphasised.
He said although it is true that some roads in the Eastern Region need rehabilitation -- the NPP has pointed out many times -- there is logical explanation to that.
"The deplorable roads they [NPP] talk about have been there when they were in power. They couldn't fix it. It's in our plans to fix them and trust me this government will fix it, but the impression being created is that it started taking bad shape during our time. The president is committed, and he will do it. I can tell you on authority that the much talked about Nsawam-Suhum-Apedwa stretch, the 22Km Suhum-Asamankese among other roads will be funded through the Cocoa Roads Funds", Mark-Oliver assured.
He mentioned the construction of hospitals in some districts, the construction of community day senior high schools across the country, the establishment of a public university, all in the Eastern Region, as some notable achievements.
Meanwhile, the regional secretary caucus of the ruling NDC have elected Mark-Oliver Kevor as their head.
He polled 7 out of the 10 votes cast to beat the Ashanti Regional Secretary, Raymond Tandoh, to become the secretary of all the regional secretaries.