President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to be confident in the country?s future growth despite its current economic challenges.
He said ongoing infrastructural development across the country is not indicative of a country that is in crisis as suggested daily on the media landscape.
Speaking on the second day of his visit to the Ashanti Region, he told the Asantehene that, the government intends increasing its construction of roads from the current 20 percent to 50 percent.
According to the president, “All over this country, development is on-going and we as a?blessed country, need to learn to count our successes because only when you count your successes and realize that you are making progress that you can make faster progress.”
“We must be a nation of optimist but unfortunately, everyday you open our media it’s like our country is the worst country in the world but the evidence is there to be seen,” he added.
He also explained the cause of the country?s current economic challenges to students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
“We must change our country from being a consumption economy. I looked at the import numbers,?a lot of the things that we are importing we can produce locally. So it is a challenge to our young people and also to our existing business men and industry.”