Scores of Ghanaians have pledged their commitment to supporting the Government in 2019 to help it realise its promises to accelerate the development of the country and attain the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda.
Random interviews conducted by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in parts of Accra to solicit views of the public on their New Year resolution established that most of the public are cautiously optimistic about the ability of the Government to fulfil its promises.
Mr Kojo Frimpong, a Lotto Writer, told the GNA that: “My New Year Resolution is to continue to be law abiding, work hard to expand my business and help create more jobs to reduce unemployment in the country.”
“I also expect other citizens to play their part. Citizens should be participants in the governance of the country and not spectators.”
“As good citizens we have to help the Government to ensure good governance by making decent efforts to creating businesses to reduce unemployment in the country”.
Ms Janet Akosua, also a trader, explained that though government was doing its best to improve the living standards of the people the citizenry should also help by doing something for themselves.
“We shouldn’t rely too much on government this New Year, rather, we should create something on our own to ease the pressure on government”.
Mr Kwaku Andoh, a commercial driver, said; “I expect the Government to reduce fuel prices this year as promised”.
Mr Albert Kwaku Amevor, the Chief Executive Officer of Zenderose Enterprise, on his part, prayed the Government to ensure that the progressive economic growth reflects in the life of the average Ghanaian.
This year government should put in place measures to strengthen the banking sector to avoid subsequent collapses, he said.
“The backbone of a good economy is a supportive banking sector with the Government’s focus on rolling out policies that would be beneficial to majority of Ghanaians”.
Mr Frank Amoah, a commercial driver, appealed to government to improve the condition of roads, especially those in the rural areas.
He commended the Government for implementing the Free Senior High School Policy and called for a reduction in the prices of petroleum products.