Date Created : 5/30/2018 3:13:09 AM : Story Author : GNA
They say programmes including the Free Senior High School Education, Planting for Food and Jobs, as well as the remarkable macroeconomic stability were ample testimonies that the Government was on the path of delivery on its promise.
Speaking at separate mini durbars to welcome the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim II, the Paramount Chief of the Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, and Nana Nteboah Prah IV, Chief of Heman-Prestea, said they were confident that the programmes would help set Ghana on a path of accelerated development.
Citing the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) Report on Ghana’s economic performance, issued on 2nd May 2018, they said the country had met and surpassed the Fiscal Deficit Target for the first time since 2006.
Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim commended the Government for achieving a historic feat in the macroeconomic sector, and called for its sustenance.
Nana Prah IV, on his part, described the setting up of a Zongo Development Fund and the appointment of a Minister for Zongo and Inner City Development as timely and a reflection of the new governance style.
“This is a new thing introduced by this government, that the Presidency would tour Zongos, fraternise with them and know their challenges. They have even appointed a Minister for Zongos. Some of us were born in the Zongo so we know how life is in the Zongos.
“We commend Government for the commitment to the development of Zongos. We also have a Zongo in Prestea, and we are confident that the impact of the activities of the Zongo Development Fund would also be felt in Prestea Zongo.”
In a brief remark, Vice President Bawumia assured the chiefs and people of the Western Region that the Government had begun fulfilling its promises and was determined to make life better for the people.
The Vice President was in the Western Region on the latest leg of a nationwide Ramadan tour to pray with Moslem brethren and seek Allah’s blessing for the country.
He also offered special prayers for the sustenance and enhancement of the peace Ghana continues to enjoy in spite of the multiplicity of religious faiths in the country.
Other dignitaries who accompanied the Vice President were Dr Kwaku Afriyie, the Regional Minister, Mr Eugenia Kusi, the Deputy Regional Minister, and Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique, the Minister of Zongo Development.