Chief Commends government for prudent economic management
The Paramount Chief of Bolgatanga Traditional Area, Naba Martin Adongo Abilba III, has commended the government for its prudent management of the economy. He said he was impressed about the performance of the NDC government for stabilizing the economy by reducing inflation to a single digit within two years of its administration. Naba Martin Adongo Abilba said this when Mr Martin Amidu, the Minister of the Interior and Mr. John Akolgo Tia, the Minister of Information, paid a courtesy call on him. The two ministers were on a tour of traditional areas in the region. “The stabilization of the economy would no doubt attract many investors into the country to open up businesses which in turn would generate more employment for the people especially the youth”, he said. The chief said there was food in abundance and attributed this to the fertilizer subsidy given to farmers by government and stressed that this had helped many farmers to do large scale farming whilst those who were not into farming had also gone into it. Naba Martin Adongo Abilba appealed to the government not to relent in its efforts this year but to continue to implement more pro-poor policies and projects. “Any political party in government stands to regain power when it pursues more development projects and good policies,” he said. Naba Martin Adongo Abilba appealed to the government to prove sceptics wrong by delivering on its campaign promises and to work hard to improve upon the economic wellbeing of Ghanaians who gave them the mandate to rule. The two ministers said the government would execute more development projects in the region this year. These would include roads de-silting of more dams for irrigation farming and Rural Electrification Projects. The ministers also paid courtesy calls on the other paramount chiefs of the region including those of Navrongo, Paga, Tongo, Wiaga, Bongo, Bawku, Garu, Pusiga, Nakong, Katiu and Senansi.
Source: Ghana News Agency