Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Thursday reminded people in leadership positions in government to rally behind President John Mahama and make effective input into the successful execution of the Better Ghana programme.
He said the programme was the basis on which the Ghanaian electorate elected the ruling government into power and that there was no way that it should be left to the president alone.
According to the Vice President, people would only renew their mandate if the Better Ghana programme was successfully carried out, hence the need for all to get on board to make the agenda successful.
The Vice President gave the reminder in an opening address at a regional minister’s confab underway at the Busua Beach Resort at Sekondi Takoradi in the Western regional capital.
“The Better Ghana Agenda is not an agenda for the president alone; it is an agenda for the National Democratic Congress, for that it is the agenda for which we went into the 2012 electoral battle; indeed that is the title of the NDC manifesto.
“Having won that battle, it has become the national agenda. Those of us in leadership positions need to work to ensure the implementation and attainment of the agenda,” the vice President said.
He added “no excuses can be accepted; deviation cannot be tolerated. We must demonstrate to the Ghanaian electorate through our performance that we are ready to carry on for four more years until 2020”.
The three-day conference, running from Thursday to Saturday, is on the theme: “Redefining the Roles of the Regional Level in Governance Architecture,” attracting all the 10 regional ministers across Ghana and their Coordinating Directors as well as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) from the Western Region.