President John Mahama has said Ghanaians are too pessimistic because they do not appreciate government’s efforts to improve their well-being.
In a meeting with some Ghanaians in the USA on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Mahama said economic conditions in Ghana are far better than the situation in many countries contrary to growing public frustrations.
“Unfortunately in Ghana, we don’t count our blessings; you can have a glass and pour some water in it half way, you can describe that glass as half empty or half full.
“If you describe it as half full you are motivated to put some more water to fill it. If you count it as half empty then you are de-motivating yourself,” President Mahama said.
He added, “it is only when you count your blessings and count your successes that you have a certain motivation to build on the successes you have achieved.
“Unfortunately in Ghana, if you just sat somewhere and listened to us, you would think we live in the worst hell hole in this world. I have visited other countries on the same pedestal as us and look, God has blessed us to have that country that we have.”
Mahama also called on Ghanaians abroad to support government’s effort to help develop the country.