Former President John Dramani Mahama, who is the flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is set to tour the Oti Region from April 16 to interact with delegates, functionaries, activists, and supporters of the party. This move is seen as a significant step in his campaign towards the 2024 general elections.
During his visit, Mr. Mahama will engage with branch, constituency, and regional executives to enlighten them on his vision and plans for the nation. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) urged the nine constituency chairmen to strictly adhere to the agreed program schedule to ensure a successful event.
The leadership of the region, led by Mr. Kwadwo Gyapong, has already engaged with the constituency chairmen to deliberate on the visit. It said Mr. Mahama would interact with some economic and social groups in Guan, Buem, Biakoye, Krachi East, and Krachi West constituencies on day one. He is also expected to engage Krachi Nchumuru, Nkwanta North, Nkwanta South, and Akan constituency executives.
The Oti Region has been recognized as a region with great potential for agro-processing. According to former President John Dramani Mahama, the NDC’s 2020 manifesto captured the Oti Region as suitable for an agro-processing enclave. He said the area, which is noted for rice production, needed support to establish processing plants to add value to its products.
The visit by Mr. Mahama is seen as an opportunity to rekindle the enthusiasm of NDC members and supporters in the region, and to gain new supporters for his campaign towards the 2024 general elections. It is also a chance for him to interact with key stakeholders in the region and to learn about the challenges facing the people of Oti.
In recent years, there has been significant development in the Oti Region, with the creation of new districts, the construction of new roads, and the establishment of new educational institutions. The region is also home to several tourist sites, including the Oti Falls and the Tagbo Falls, which attract visitors from all over the world.
According to statistics from the Ghana Statistical Service, the Oti Region has a population of approximately 700,000, with a literacy rate of 60.6%. The region is known for its agricultural products, including rice, yams, and cassava. The Oti Region is also home to several small-scale mining operations.
The visit by former President John Dramani Mahama to the Oti Region is a significant step in his campaign towards the 2024 general elections. It provides an opportunity for him to interact with key stakeholders in the region and to learn about the challenges facing the people of Oti. The region has great potential for agro-processing, and with the right support, it can become a hub for the industry. As the election draws near, it is important for political parties to engage with voters and to address their concerns to gain their support.