The Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency, Kwabena Adusa Okerchiri has urged Ghanaians not to use the high rate of poverty in the country to assess the performances of the government since there is poverty in all parts of the world even in developed countries.
He said the government has put in place prudent economic policies to improve the living condition of the people.
He appealed to Ghanaians to accept divergent views and contributions of their political opponents to ensure the success of the country's democratic process.
Mr Okerchiri was addressing the 50th independent anniversary get-together and dinner dance organized by the Kwahu West District Assembly at Obuoba village near Nkawkaw.
He said due to the economic stability and socio-economic development in the country, a number of neighbouring West African citizens are rushing for Ghanaian passport to become citizens of Ghana while a number of foreign individuals, organizations and companies also wanted to invest in the country to offer employment to the unemployed population and to improve the country's economy.
The MP said top Chinese economists have predicted that the country would be the second developed country in Africa after South Africa in the next ten years if the government continue with its economic policies.
The Presiding Member of the assembly, Emmanuel Boansi Darkwa, commended the people in the district for their unity and co-operation which had enhanced development in the communities since the creation of the district three years ago.
The District Chief Executive, Nana Kofi Kese urged the people in the district to give the needed support and corporation to the government to finance more development projects in the communities.