Mahama votes in referendum for proposed Savannah Region in Bole

President and candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party John Mahama (R) stands prior to cast his vote at a polling booth in the Bole district, northern region, on December 7, 2016. Ghanians voted in tight presidential and parliamentary polls that are seen as a litmus test of stability for Africa's most secure democracy as it wrestles with a stumbling economy and corruption scandals. Charismatic President John Mahama is running for reelection against veteran politician Nana Akufo-Addo, who has chipped away at the popularity of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party by criticising the country's sluggish growth and high-profile corruption scandals. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Former President John Dramani Mahama is expected to cast his ballot in the ongoing referendum for the creation of the proposed Savannah Region in Bole in the Northern Region this morning, has confirmed.

The ex-president who endorsed the decision to carve the Savannah Region from the current Northern Region, has been one of the major contributors to the course of the project by donating a total of GH¢50,000.

According to close sources, he is expected to cast his ballot in the referendum this morning Thursday 27th December 2018 and will leave back to Accra soon after casting his ballot. reported earlier how Former President John Dramani Mahama first donated an amount of GH¢30,000 to be distributed to the various districts across the proposed Savanna Region in the heat of community campaigns and sensitization

In addition to the GH¢30,000, the member of Parliament for Bole -Bamboi, Hon  Yussif Sulemana on behalf of the former President donated GH¢ 10,000 to the Bole District referendum campaign team on Tuesday December 25, 2018.

The amount was received by the DCE for the area Hon. Veronica Alele on behalf of the district and thanked the former President for his support.

Mr Mahama during the public hearings across Gonjaland by the commission of enquiry donated an amount of GH¢10,000 to the coordinating committee of the Gonja Traditional Council making him the highest financial contributor for the course of the Savanna Region.

The Districts which form part of the proposed Savanah Region are: Sawla- Tuna- Kalba, Bole, West Gonja, North Gonja, Central Gonja, East Gonja and Kpandai districts.

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