John Mahama’s trip to the Ahafo Region was filled with episodical but uneventful hiccups which would be written on his memory for years to come.

At Terchire, while the few people who were gathered at the durbar ground piteously moved to a few danceable tunes, they were shocked to be treated with the famous Papa No song by the DJ who had just stepped out to attend to nature’s call.

They stopped dancing and went in search of him to tear him apart. Calm reigned supreme eventually as matters were explained later.

Duayaw Nkwanta was not ready to receive him with his promise to establish a cashew factory if voted for.

Techimantia was a ghost town when he reached the place. He lied about building the Techimantia Polyclinic as he was told that it was John Agyekum Kufour’s baby.

He also promised that he would construct the Techimantia to Akomadan road but was told that Akufo-Addo is already constructing the road.

Hoping that Derma would welcome him with smiles, they were shocked to realize that the town, this time round, was not ready to reject Akufo-Addo and his Free S.H.S programme since the town has enjoyed massively from the pro-poor policy.

He promised to establish a tomato factory in the town if voted for but they asked why he didn’t do so when he was in power for eight years.

There were occasions when peopled they had bussed were shouting Four More For Nana in their vehicles at Derma.

Upon their return from Derma through Techimantia, they were met with the uncomfortable experience of watching people at the roadside shouting Four More For Nana, Four More For Sekyere.

At Bechem, the story was no different. He waved at the people standing along the streets but none waved back nor responded positively. I am sure he would have a lot to discuss with his lethargic regional executives for such a flop of a tour.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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