Abdullah/Isaac Arkoh, GNA
Nyankomasi (C/R), April 18, GNA – Scores of people in the Assin South District of the Central Region have expressed satisfaction and hope with the performance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led administration in its first 100 days in office.
They have therefore called on Ghanaians to rally behind the President, adding that “it would require the active involvement and support of all to achieve the transformation agenda.”
The people said this when Ghana News Agency (GNA) team visited some communities in the area including Nyankomasi, Darmang, Kyekyewere, Manso, Nsuta and Edubiase.
They were particularly optimistic in the President’s ability to initiate innovative policies and programmes to hasten the pace of socio-economic development to improve the livelihoods of the people.
They commended the President for the alacrity with which he assembled his ministers to take-off the political and administrative governance of the country.
Mr Emmanuel Boakye-Antwi, a resident of Nyankomasi and a retired teacher, was full of praise for the President for his determination to redeem the campaign promise of introducing free Senior High School (SHS) education slated for September this year.
He therefore called on the government to give it a strong financial backing to significantly reduce the burden on parents.
At Assin Darmang, the district capital, Madam Naomi Botway, a farmer lauded the President’s initiative to supply subsidised fertilizer to farmers to boost food production and maintain food security.
She urged the President to crack the whip on the activities of illegal miners (galamsey) and demanded that “Ghanaians should adopt better and sustainable sanitation practices and learn to protect and preserve the environment.”
He said the law enforcement agencies should also deal ruthlessly with all illegal miners as well as politicians, traditional rulers and foreigners engaged in the menace.
Mr George Hodzie, resident of Edubiase, however, asked the President to give meaning to his “Father for all” mantra by restraining his party activists and vigilante groups from attacking political opponents and institutions.
He condemned the attacks and the inability of the party to stop its supporters from their unruly behaviour and called on all we-meaning Ghanaians to speak against it.
At Cape Coast, Nana Twum, a taxi driver was optimistic that Nana Akufu Addo's administration would deliver.
Giving reasons on his position, he noted that the plans and programmes enumerated by the Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia on Easter Monday was a strong indication that Ghanaians would smile 'soon'.
Vida Ackon, a trader at Kotokuraba market said she was confident that the new administration could perform.
According to her, it was the first time she voted for the New Patriotic Party, but was positive that her vote would not go to waste and appealed to the government not to renege on its promises.
She mentioned the free SHS, the one district one factory and a million dollars for each constituency as some of the policies that informed her decision to change her vote.
A teacher, Ms Betty Okwan urged the new administration to rigorously pursue the illegal mining menace and stem it out completely saying, this would give the government credit and perpetuate it's stay in office if it was able to achieve that feat.