President Mahama Asks Ghanaians To Keep Faith As Economy Gains Resilience
President John Mahama, this morning began the last day of the Greater Accra ‘Accounting to The People Tour’ with a breakfast meeting with the clergy at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
The President of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, called on political leaders to be tolerant of divergent views of people who either belong or do not belong to their camps.
He said the lifestyles of politicians should reflect that of Jesus Christ who does not show mercy and love to a selected few but to all mankind.
Most Reverend Professor Asante, urged politicians to let their campaign messages unite rather than divide Ghanaians as the country goes to the polls.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
The Founder of Action Chapel, Archbishop Duncan Williams, prayed for the nation, the President and government officials.
He also prayed against anything that has the tendency to destroy the peace of the nation during electIons.
President John Mahama says generally, the country can be said to be safe.
He said efforts have also been made to equip the security services to live up to the task of securing and protecting the country.
President Mahama mentioned the issue of Fulani herdsmen as one huge challenge which threatens the country’s security, adding that there is the need for comprehensive strategy in dealing with the menace.
President Mahama said currently counter terrorism forces are being trained in collaboration with international partners to put the country in readiness for the unlikely event of the global canker of terrorism.
On the economy, President Mahama said the macro economy looks good as it is being diversified.
He said as leader he had to take certain tough decisions like deregulating the petroleum sector and striking off subsidies among others to keep the economy stable.
President Mahama appealed to Ghanaians to keep faith as the economy is more resilient than before.
Meanwhile, President Mahama has condemned people who describe the country as a bad case.
He said the situation where commentary on corruption is skewed towards government is unfortunate.
He spoke on the issue of sole sourcing and the current Ford Expedition saga, in which he has been allegedly implicated.