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Minister: Government to welcome constructive criticism

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President John Atta Mills

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, on Friday said government would welcome constructive criticism and abhor insults towards the promotion of democracy.

This, he said, was because every human being is fallible, since only the Almighty God is infallible.

Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo was speaking at a durbar, organised by the chiefs and people of Nkwabeng and its environs in the Nkoranza South District that precede a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of 5.8 kilometres Odomase-Nkwabeng-Brahoho-Akuma and Abuentem feeder road in the area.

Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo cautioned politicians that they could not win power by insulting their political opponents.

He called for a halt to the insult culture that was creping into the country’s political landscape since it could create bitterness, division and instability.

Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo said democracy was about divergent views and tolerance of each other’s views to ensure unity and cohesion in society.

The Regional Minister reiterated that government would not renege on its mandate and responsibility to provide social amenities to improve the lives of the people.

He said that the commitment had manifested through the numerous development projects being undertaken all over the country.

Mr. Nyamekye-Marfo appealed to the leaders and people to co-operate with the contractors to ensure a successful execution of the project.

Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nkoranza South, said the commencement of the project had nullified the belief by the people that it was impossible to rehabilitate that stretch of road due to its “serious” state of disrepair.

He said the people in the localities had now had their hearts’ desire fulfilled because “the road described by them as ‘undoable’ or impossible is now doable possible”.

Mr. Agyekum said that 86 development projects had been undertaken in the district within the two-and-half-year rule of the National Democratic Congress Government, and called on the electorate to elect leaders who would work to improve their lives.

The DCE advised parents to invest in the education of their children to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge for national development.

The surface dressing project being funded under the Ghana Cocoa Board-funded Roads Improvement Projects in the Region is estimated to cost GH¢2.1 million.

Two Accra-based road construction firms, Jalexberg Limited and Otuboat Limited would be expected to execute the contract within one year.

Source: GNA

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