15th October, 2020
Abdul-Wahab Africa Zion
Agona Swedru which is the commercial city of Agona West Constituency went agog and thrown into a state of ecstasy with the visit of John Dramani Mahama, the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress, NDC in the 2020 elections.
After paying a courtesy call on Nana Ogidigram Kwabena Botwe II and Swedruman Council of Chiefs at the Palace in Agona Ankyease to seek the blessings of Nananom before moving to the historic Agona Swedru main station for the mini durbar of the Chiefs and people of Agona Swedru.
The venue is historic in the history of Ghana politics and for the NDC since it’s the same venue where the “famous Swedru Declaration” was made on 6th June, 1998 by former President Rawlings when he declared his Veep, Professor Mills as the flag bearer of the NDC in the 2000 elections.
Indeed, it was the same venue, that John Dramani Mahama as President of Ghana prior to the 2016 elections, announced the award of contract for 15km of Asphalting for Agona Swedru, which was successfully commenced until the NDC lost power.
Fast forward to elections 2020, the Presidential candidate of the NDC among other promises to the people of Agonaman has promised to build a kejetia like ultramodern Market at Agona Swedru.
The promise was greeted with spontaneous applause and jubilation especially with the market women who where present in their large numbers, it appears a very popular one given the excitement it generated among highly charged crowd.