President John Dramani Mahama has said the performance of his government is a justification for its mandate to be renewed in the December Election.
He said this in an address delivered on his behalf by Dr Bernard Glover, Council of State Member, at the 43rd Godigbeza of the chiefs and people of Aflao at the weekend.
It was under the theme “Freedom and Justice, a Pre-requisite for Development”.
“Government is focused on improving the welfare of all through social infrastructure including roads, schools and jobs in fulfilment of the Better Ghana Agenda,” he said.
President Mahama however said this would require that the citizenry complimented government in rallying resources to achieve the country’s development.
“Let us come together, identify the challenges we face as people and forge ahead together,” he stated.
President Mahama said Ketu-South and Aflao are strategic to the country’s development and would therefore continue to receive attention.
He said about 118 projects were undertaken in the area in addition to the ongoing Tema/Aflao Highway and appealed to the chiefs to make land available towards the construction of a Senior High School (SHS).
Togbe Amenya Fiti V, Paramount Chief of Aflao, commended government for the development projects in the area and appealed to the government to act on a proposed municipal status for Aflao.
He also called for action on a proposed Aflao Sports Stadium project in 1972 which never took place though money was allegedly committed to it.
A number of citizens including Mr Kwamivi Ashigbi, Customs Officer, and Mr Ayiku Dagodzo, a businessman, were awarded for their exemplary support to the area.