Feb 27, 2014
We are a nation of 24 million. That’s people not products. 24 million human lives, each one deserving access to the basic necessities of life; each one possessing unique ideas and skill sets to make Ghana better; each one holding more value to this country in its existence and potential than any other natural resource we have. Mr. Speaker, this is why my government’s first priority is, and will continue to be, our people. At the core of every decision we make and every policy we implement is the understanding that it will have a direct and positive impact in the day-to-day lives of average Ghanaian citizens.
Jan 16, 2014
Ghana is deploying an 850-man battalion to South Sudan in response to a request from the UN Secretary General for humanitarian and peace keeping support to guarantee security in that country. Ghana’s Ghanbatt Cote D’Ivoire made up of three hundred and thirty (330) men have began mobilising for South Sudan and according to President John Mahama, this will be beefed up by an additional five hundred and twenty (520) soldiers with full equipement. Speaking during an interaction with the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in the Flagstaff House, President Mahama said South Sudan as a new country needs all the support it can get to ensure security for accelerated growth.
Jan 10, 2014
A brand new year is here with us, and we have a bright hope for a great future. In this second year of my first term, we are forging ahead, with faith and fortitude to build on the foundations we have laid. In this new year, 2014, we have greater work to do. In the area of jobs and decent work, I am going to focus on implementing policies that generate jobs, especially for our youth. We are certain that a number of key projects we have embarked on, like the Takoradi Harbour Extension and the construction of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra, plus several road projects, will deliver some decent jobs. The drive to create jobs is one of the reasons why we have worked hard to ensure that any unscheduled power cut (or dumsor) becomes a thing of the past. We have made some progress, and load-shedding - that resulted in many days of power outages - has been curtailed. But we not done yet. We will work even harder this year to ensure that we achieve further and lasting improvements in our power supply.