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President Mahama presents 12 vehicles to National House of Chiefs
From: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Isaac Essel          Published On: November 13, 2012, 13:22 GMT
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President Mahama presents 12  vehicles  to National House of Chiefs

A Toyota Land Cruiser

President John Dramani Mahama has presented 12 new Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles to the National House of Chiefs.

Each President of the ten Regional Houses of Chiefs is expected to get one vehicle; the remaining two would be kept at the national office, Joy News' presidential affairs correspondent Seth Kwame Boateng reported.

The president made the presentation when he met with the National House of Chiefs in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi, Tuesday.

The vehicles are expected to help the chiefs in the discharge of their duties, Seth Kwame Boateng gathered.

The President of the National House of Chiefs, Naa Prof. John Nabila assured President Mahama that the House would extend to him the same help and respect as they did to his predecessor, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills to enable him govern the country well.

He however complained of inadequate budgetary allocation to the House of Chiefs, which he said is hampering their efforts to contribute to national development.

He noted that a number of chieftaincy conflicts in the country would have been resolved if they had enough funds to perform their functions.

The President is expected to hold a meeting with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II later Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is also in the Ashanti Region campaigning.

Luv FM's Kwabena Ampratwum reports that Nana Akufo-Addo has been campaigning in the Amansie West district where he accused President Mahama of preaching tribal politics, and told the electorate not to listen to him.

He told the people his free SHS manifesto promise is real, and would be implemented when they give him their mandate in December.

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