President John Evans Atta Mills, on Friday assured Ghanaians of better times ahead, and urged them to exercise patience since his administration is on track to meet their aspirations.
"Definitely things will be better. by the end of our four-year tenure of office; he said when he addressed separate durbars at Gomoa Assin in the Gomoa West District and Essuehyia in the Mfantseman Municipality, as part of his two-day official visit to the Central Region.
President Mills pointed out that some people see the government as being too slow in implementing its promises and explained that the economy the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) inherited was not as good as their predecessors made Ghanaians to believe. He said the NDC was therefore enjoined to reorganize its plans and programmes.
"We will have committed more blunder if we had decided to rush through things," he stressed."There is light at the end of the tunnel," he said, adding that the measures the government had put in place so far would surely yield fruitful results.
President Mills said the NDC did not go to the Osu Castle by their might but through divine intervention and said: "I know the God who put us in power will not discard us."He urged Ghanaians to unite and work towards nation building. "It is the belief that when one works hard with open-mind and truth, he or she is bound to succeed."
President Mills reiterated the decision of the government to punish people who misused state funds and urged Ghanaians not to regard the exercise as witch-hunting or harassment of political opponents. Obrifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II, Omanhene of Gomoa Akyempim, appealed to the government to increase allowances paid to chiefs to prevent them from employing dubious means to earn a living.
He appealed to the President to help to solve the perennial water problem facing Apam and its environs once and for all, and called for the rehabilitation of roads in the area and construction of a fishing harbour at Mumford.
At Ekumfi Essuehyia, Nana Impraiam VII, the Acting President of Ekumfi Traditional Council appealed to the President to personally intervene in the establishment of a pineapple processing factory at Essuehyia, which he said had come to a standstill due to lack of funds. Nana Impraiam also asked for the rehabilitation of roads in the area to facilitate movement of goods and people.
Mr. George Kuntu Blankson, Member of Parliament for Mfantseman East urged the people to rally behind the government to enable it to improve on the conditions of living in the area.
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