President John Dramani Mahama says Ghanaians seem to easily forget about the achievements of his administration and rather focus on the negatives that have made the most headlines this year.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Revival Restoration Centre of the Assemblies of God Church in Accra, Mr. Dramani Mahama said government had managed to deal with several problems including the energy crises, the several labour unrests and economic challenges.
“The country has had a challenging year, that is true. We had market fires and I'm sure most of you have forgotten about the market fire. We had the energy crises, which was popularly called 'Dumsor' and I was appropriately labelled the “apostle of 'Dumsor', 'Dumsor” and Ghanaians in their usual humour crafted a very interesting greeting that said “Yema mo dumsor oo,” then another responds “Yaa Mahama”.
I told them that I was working on the energy crises and we would solve it and I said that when we did, they should remember to use the greeting 'Yama mo Kania oo', with a response 'Yaa Mahama'. However, very often in Ghana we have a very short memory.
The energy crises is solved and we don't remember the darkness we were in. We have put that behind us and we are looking at what the other challenges are,” said the President.
In that regard, he emphasized the importance for Ghanaians to appreciate how far the country has gone in addressing developmental issues.
The President however thanked Ghanaians for their cooperation in what he termed “a very challenging year”.