President John Dramani Mahama has refuted criticism of his current countrywide tour, indicating that it is a fundamental right for citizens to know what government is doing.
“As president, I, therefore, have the obligation to inform all of you about my government’s projects, their stage of execution, and their purposes,” he indicated on Wednesday April 20 through a post on his Facebook wall.
According to him, he had maintained an accountable and transparent posture since assuming office as president. He explained that every region was important and visiting all the ten regions gives him “the chance to focus on each and every region, and to get direct feedback from all of you”.
The President expressed gratitude to the public for the “valuable insights and for your strong confidence in our common future”.
“May God bless all of you!” he added.
President Mahama just completed the inspection of projects and inauguration of new ones in the Eastern and Volta Regions of Ghana.
Meanwhile critics have described his tours as a subtle campaign to solicit for votes for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom have pointed out that the actions of the president constitute abuse of incumbency.