Ghana fans cheer their team during their African Nations Cup Group B soccer match against Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) Source: Statista.com
Ghana fans cheer their team during their African Nations Cup Group B soccer match against Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) Source: Statista.com

The Upper East branch of the United Cadres Front (UCF), has appealed to Ghanaians to support the new government, to enable it implement its policies and programmes in order to improve upon the life of Ghanaians.

Ghana fans cheer their team during their African Nations Cup Group B soccer match against Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) Source: Statista.com
Ghana fans cheer their team during their African Nations Cup Group B soccer match against Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: SPORT SOCCER) Source: Statista.com

The Cadres made the appeal in a release issued by the Regional Chairman, Mr Alagskomah Asakeya Noble and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga.

Whilst congratulating President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on winning the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, the UCF paid tribute to former President John Dramani Mahama for his show of nationalism and patriotism by conceding defeat in the election.

It urged the new administration to work hard and deliver on its campaign promises, to help improve upon the living condition of the people, saying “the expectations of Ghanaians are high”.

The UCF called on the new administration to ensure that it paid special attention to the implementation of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) by resourcing it adequately to deliver efficiently on its core mandate.

It cautioned the New Patriotic Party Administration not to rush in changing the SADA to Northern Development Authority (NDA) as planned.

“Cadres believe that a lot of work and resources went into that project and more importantly the CEO, Dr Charles Abugre and his colleagues are in full possession of their faculties.

“No attempt should, therefore, be made to overhaul SADA now but rather to give SADA adequate resources to be able to deliver its mandate per the Act.”

It said the consequences of changing SADA now could not be underestimated and added that the change would have serious financial implications to the taxpayer.

The release said SADA had its new management just reconstituted.

They urged the new administration to work towards the maintenance of the current peace and tranquility the country was enjoying in order to attract more foreign investors.

The Cadres also reminded all public office holders that Probity, Accountability and Transparency were still as relevant as they were 35 years ago and should, therefore, remain the watchwords of all duty bearers since one day they would be either individually or collectively called upon to account for their stewardship.

The UCF proposed that in order to forestall future post-election violence, a stakeholders’ conference comprising Traditional Authorities, the Interparty Advisory Committee, Representatives from the Religious Bodies, the National Peace Council, Civil Society Organisations, Party Executives at all levels, Assembly Members, Youth Groups, Associations of Persons with Disabilities should be held as quickly as possible to address the perennial post-election violence .

Source: GNA

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