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Era of “rice, sugar politics” over – Bawumia

Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has promised the people in the Zongo Communities that the era where politicians capitalize on their plight by sharing rice and sugar to buy votes is over.

According to him, the creation of the Ministry for Inner City and Zongo Development will ensure that such areas benefit equally from the national cake.

He pledged that the Akufo-Addo government will not discriminate in sharing the national cake, and also ensure that the marginalized in society will benefit with the creation of jobs to meet their skill sets.

The appointment of a Minister for Inner City and Zongo development is to ensure the uniform upliftment of the various Zongos in Ghana, Dr Bawumia reiterated, adding, “the era of rice and sugar politics is over.”

Dr. Bawumia was speaking when members of the Tijaniyya Muslim Council of Ghana Monday paid a courtesy call onhim.

The delegation, led by Sheikh Khalifa Abul Faidi Ahmed Maikano, Spiritual leader of the Tijaniyya Council in Ghana, was at the Flagstaff House to congratulate Dr Bawumia on his election as Vice President of Ghana and to reinforce their commitment to helping the NPP regime develop the nation.

Sheikh Maikano emphasized that the change in regime should lead to a positive change in all spheres of national life, and pledged the Tijaniyya Muslim Council’s readiness to help the Nana Akufo-Addo government to achieve its vision of accelerated development.

Dr Bawumia recalled with thanks that during the 2016 election campaign he reached out to the Tijaniyya Muslim Council to supplicate on behalf of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and NPP to Allah for victory in the 2016 elections, which duly came to pass.

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