Don’t use airwaves for personal goals – Vice President

John Mahama - Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has denounced the use of radio airwaves by social commentators and political activists to settle personal and political scores.

“The airwaves are established for the public for information, entertainment and education and not for insulting people with inherent divisive tendencies that can be dangerous for the country,” he said.

Vice President Mahama gave this caution when he joined the chiefs and people of Sangnarigu, a suburb of Tamale, to mourn the death of their chief,  Sanagrinaa Dr Andani Andan.

The final funeral rites of the chief, who died at the age of 86,  on July 2007, was held on Friday. He was  the first doctor to begin medical practice  in the entire Northern Ghana.

He was also the first Medical Superintendent of the Ghana Police Hospital.

Vice President Mahama, who described the late chief as a ‘selfless servant who stood for peace’, urged  Ghanaians to be law abiding before, during and after this year’s general elections.

“I want to assure all Ghanaians that this year’s elections will be the most peaceful the country has ever experienced and it is, therefore, a challenge for all of you to discharge your duties responsibly to accomplish what am talking about.” he said.

He appealed to Kingmakers to expedite action to fill all the paramount and divisional vacancies created over the years peacefully to ensure rapid socio-economic development of the Northern Region.

Mr Moses Mabengba, the Northern Regional Minister, urged the kingmakers to use all the legitimate channels available to replace the late chief and all other vacancies throughout the Northern Region and beyond.

He commended the people of the community for their consistent use of order and procedure in their request for development projects and urged other communities to avoid the use of demonstrations and other forms of disagreement to register their displeasure for acts and actions of government.

Mr Mohammed Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Haruna Idrissu, Minister of Communications, Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Education, Hajia Boyaa Gariba and Alhaji Huudu Yahaya were some of the dignitaries that accompanied the Vice President.

Source: GNA

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