Support for the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is swelling up as he touches base in the constituencies of the Eastern Region to canvass for votes ahead of the NPP Super Delegates Congress on August 26.
The lead contender in the flag bearer race has also taken particular interest in development projects in the region and how they are impacting the lives of the people .
As part of the campaign tour, Dr. Bawumia commissioned a Junior High School (JHS) classroom block and a fully-equipped ICT centre for the Kwaboanta Presby Primary and JHS, as well as two astroturfs in Koforidua.
The NPP goes to the polls on August 26 in a special delegates congress to select five out of the 10 aspirants who will in November contest for the single slot in the presidential primary. The Vice President has been tipped to win the slot to become the party’s presidential candidate for the 2024 elections .
The classroom block is a legacy project from the Vice President for the Akuapem Presbytery. “This classroom block, which I funded, is in fulfilment of a promise I made to the Akuapem Presbytery, during its Centenary Anniversary celebration last year. “I thank God for the successful completion of this project, which is a legacy gift from me, to the Akuapem Presbytery, on its landmark 100th Anniversary”.
The chiefs and elders of Kwaboanta, who were present for the commissioning, expressed gratitude to Dr. Bawumia for his gesture.
Dr. Bawumia was joined by the Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Michael Otchere Baafi, and other dignitaries, to commission the astro turfs, one at the Sarkodie school park and the other at the Methodist school park in Betom, all in the New Juaben South Constituency.
Dr. Bawumia said, the government, has since 2017, been committed to providing astro turfs around the country to improve both professional and community sports.