Prez Mahama Is Simply Fulfilling His Manifesto Promises - Anim Piesie

Bernard Anim Piesie has denied any claims that President John Dramani Mahama has begun his campaign for the Presidential slot during the November 7 general elections this year.

According to the Member of the Government's Communication Team, the President is only 'accounting to the people' of Ghana.

President Mahama is on a nationwide tour showcasing developmental projects undertaken during his reign over the last three years.

The tour which has so far taken him to the Western and Eastern Regions, will see him visiting the Volta Region on Tuesday, commissioning projects and cutting sods for road constructions while encouraging Ghanaians to retain him in power to continue with his works.

But the opposition parties, particularly the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Progressive People's Party (PPP) strongly feel the president is simply abusing incumbency and campaigning under the guise of "Accounting to the People" by using state resources.

As a growing democracy, we should be able to distinguish between purely party campaign activities from government activities, because these are the areas of concern in abuse of incumbency and how they relate to impartiality in elections....Because if you use government activities to portray the image of your party’s activities then I think that is an unfair treatment to your other presidential candidates....Is the president the one accounting to the people of Ghana or the NDC party who is accounting to the people. From my look of things I believe the President is hiding behind his tour which he has named ‘accounting to the people’ to solicit votes for his party for the coming polls,” 2016 Campaign Manager of the NPP Peter Mac Manu categorically stated in an interview with CITI FM News.

Contributing to a panel discussion on PeaceFM's "Kokrokoo", Anim-Piesie pointed out that the president is only fulfilling his manifesto pledge to Ghanaians. To him, President Mahama is delivering on his promises to develop the nation.

"...the conversion of the Koforidua Polytechnic to a full-fledged University...the President's commissioning of projects and cutting sods for road construction....subsidizing the cost of outboard motors to fisher folks to facilitate their operations are some social interventions by the current administration to resolve the economic challenges confronting the citizenry.

“President Mahama is not campaigning. I don’t know when he will officially begin his campaign. He is giving an account of his stewardship to the people. The work that he promised to do has been outlined in the manifesto. So, he is going to visit every region and inspect on-going projects over there..." Anim-Piesie said on 'Kokrokoo'.