The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, says the massive infrastructural development witnessed in the country under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama are deliberate interventions to drive economic growth in the coming years and create employment for the youth.
Mr. Debrah, who was interacting with the media yesterday as part of his campaign tour in the Greater Accra Region, said the ruling NDC government had laid the necessary foundation to propel the economic growth of the country.
He said for instance, the construction of hospitals and other health facilities across the country meant more nurses and other health professionals would be engaged and added that such interventions would not only increase access to healthcare but generate employment for more Ghanaians.
Mr. Debrah urged voters to have confidence in the President and vote for him when the nation goes to the polls next month to enable him continue with the good work being done.
The Chief of Staff began his campaign tour in the region last night and is expected to complete on Sunday. He will meet with traditional leaders, religious leaders, opinion leaders, the business communities, among others.
“We want to meet all these people and explain our manifesto to them. We know that not everyone will get the time to go through our manifesto that is why we want to take our message to them,” he said.
Mr. Debrah said the main focus of President Mahama’s next term, when given the mandate, would be job creation and indicated that there would be a job summit on Friday to explain the jobs created under the President’s tenure as well as the opportunities in the coming years.
He noted that the youth would be encouraged and assisted to go into entrepreneurship as means of creating jobs.
On security, the Chief of Staff said the government would create a peaceful atmosphere for people to cast their ballot on election day without any fear.
He however added that the peace and stability of the nation was a shared responsibility of all Ghanaians and urged voters to comport themselves on election day.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, expressed the commitment to work with the various security agencies to ensure a peaceful election in the region.
By Yaw Kyei