The Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng, has called on Ghanaians to support the government in its efforts to put the economy back on track.
He made this appeal at the annual Gbidukor Festival of the Gbi Traditional Area in the Volta Region over the weekend.
Mr Kyerematen attended the festival in the company of current and former NPP Members of Parliament; such as, John Peter Amewu, Minister of Railways Development and MP for Hohoe; Asante Boateng, MP for Asante Akyem South; Dr Kissi Adomako, MP for Anyaa Sowotuom; and Davis Opoku Ansah, MP for Mpraeso.
Others were, Yaw Buaben Asamoah, former MP for Adenta, Gifty Klenam, former MP for Lower West Akim; Nana Ohene-Ntow, former General Secretary of NPP; Dr Samuel Yaw Annor, former Eastern Regional NPP Chairman.
Alan urged the people to be supportive as the government stepped up plans to revive the economy.
He stressed the NPP government was very much in post with the current hardships, adding “government is relentless in its efforts to turn things around so we can all enjoy the good times again.”
The Trade Minister praised the Chief (Fiagba) of the Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu VII, for the cultural revolution witnessed in the area.
He said, “While l congratulate Togbega, the regional minister, and other ministers of state and Members of Parliament of the region for their relentless efforts to bring development to the area; l assure you that government is very much in tune with the current hardships facing all of us, and is relentless in its efforts to turn things around so we can all enjoy the good times again.”
He urged them to support the government’s efforts geared towards resolving the situation in record time, especially the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative.
He observed the 1D1F was intended to exploit local opportunities to create sustainable jobs for Ghanaians.
The Trade and Industry Minister stated the festival celebrated in the area has developed a strong bond between him and the people, over the last two decades.
The recent love and affection from natives of the Volta Region is a confirmation of the known love affair between the two us, he elated.