President John Evans Atta Mills says his Government is on course with its ‘Better Ghana Agenda’, and would not be distracted by unwarranted criticisms from political opponents.
The President said this in Tokyo, Japan where he met with the Ghanaian community as part of his state visit to that country.
He said although he welcomes constructive criticisms, he would not allow himself to be bothered by those which are only meant to distract him from his agenda.
President Mills said he always reminds himself of the promises he made to Ghanaians prior to the 2008 elections that brought his party the NDC to power, and would remain committed to them.
“I do not intend therefore to be distracted from what I have promised to do for that dear nation of ours. I am still focused on achieving a Better Ghana for our people. We want to alleviate poverty and we have taken a number of initiatives. It has not been easy because we came to meet challenges but we are not daunting”.
“Our problem in the nation is that, very often politicians have shouted from the rooftops that they are there to save the ordinary people, but as soon as they get into office, they develop amnesia. It is my hope and prayer that we make a difference” he said.
President Mills reminded Ghanaians in Japan to do away with all forms of divisive tendencies since they are one people irrespective of their political affiliations. He said government has identified the fault lines that inhibits development and is seriously working to fix them.
He however called for unity of purpose to achieve the desired development and growth whilst abhorring political divisiveness which according to him is on the rise.