PRESIDENT JOHN Evans Atta Mills has taken a swipe at Ghanaians for complaining that they were suffering too much under his presidency.
He emphasized that those complaining of severe hardship were not being fair to him as a person, and his administration as an institution, because the government was only 10 months in office.
“I get worried when I hear people complain that they haven’t seen anything yet and that they were suffering,” the tax law professor emphasized.
President Mills noted that if the people could not find the voice to amplify their suffering during the eight-year rule of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he could not fathom how they had suddenly found the voice to intensify their complaints of hardship under his 10-month-old government.
The President made these remarks whilst addressing Zongo supporters of the party at the forecourt of the Kumasi Central Mosque as part of his three-day ‘thank you’ tour of the Ashanti region.
The law professor disclosed that his government, in spite of the difficulties it inherited, was assiduously putting the right measures in place to ensure a better life for all Ghanaians irrespective of their political coloration.
In view of this, President Mills entreated Ghanaians to exercise patience and rather support his government to help it meet the aspirations of the people and also bring to reality the much-touted ‘better Ghana’ agenda which was his major campaign message.
He cautioned supporters of the party to desist from making comments that though they worked hard to bring the party to power, they had not been rewarded by way of jobs and freebies.
“Let me assure you that my government won’t forget you, the supporters, who worked painstakingly to bring our party to power but I will plead with you to be patient as we put the necessary measures in place for the common good of all of us,” the President softly begged.
On the first day of his thank you tour, President Mills visited the Sokoban Wood Village, the new location of wood workers who were hitherto plying their trade at the Anloga Junction in Kumasi.
Interacting with the wood workers, he promised to see to it that electricity, water and other social amenities, which were presently lacking at the place, were fixed to ensure that the workers worked in comfort.
From the Sokoban Wood Village, President Mills and his large convoy of plush vehicles, took the procession through some principal streets of Kumasi and acknowledged cheers from their supporters.
After that, he paid a courtesy call on some Zongo and Muslim leaders before addressing a rally of supporters at the forecourt of the Kumasi Central Mosque.
From there, President Mills headed straight to the Manhyia Palace at Ash-Town and paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II after addressing a durbar of chiefs held in his honour.
On Friday, which was the second day of the tour, President Mills traveled to Ashanti Mampong and paid a courtesy call on the Mamponghene, Nana Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, after which he stormed Ejura and visited the Ejura Farms.
President Mills, who would be in the Brong Ahafo region to grace the region’s 50th anniversary celebration today, is expected to make a brief trip to Obuasi before heading to Sunyani.
Source: Daily Guide
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