President Nana Akufo-Addo says there is no reason for Ghanaians to be poor if the country has honest leaders who pursue the right policies for the prosperity of all citizens.
According to him, the government’s pro-poor policies are critical to securing the future of Ghanaians.
The president was speaking at Bongo in the Upper East Region where he cut the sod for the construction of an 8km Bongo-Balungu-Namoo road that links Ghana to Burkina Faso.
“There is no reason for us to be poor in Ghana if we have leadership that is honest. With good policies in our time we will see prosperity in Ghana, not in the future but now in this country. I need your support for us to be able to implement all the programmes that we have to be able to transform the lives of our people.”
When completed next year, the road will facilitate easy access of cars into Burkina Faso and improve revenue collection at the border.
Nana Addo stated that about 180,000 students would be admitted into high schools under the free Senior High School policy adding that, 8,000 teachers will be recruited to balance the student-teacher ratio in the senior high schools.
He also indicated that the Bongo district would also benefit from ten dams under the One Village One Dam policy to ensure all year round farming.
President Akufo-Addo assured the people of the region that the request for the construction of an airport at Sirigu, a suburb of Bolgatanga would be considered.
He urged farmers in the area to take advantage of the increment of beneficiary farmers from 200,000 last year to 500,000 this year under the planting for food and jobs programme to improve their livelihoods.
“We are in the process for the development and transformation of Ghana, those who want to see can see what is going on, the ones who keep their eyes stuck are the ones who would be going blah blah blah and not being able to say anything.”