President John Evans Atta Mills, facing a general election next year, has asked Ghanaians to keep faith with his ruling National Democratic Congress, NDC, party and return it to power to continue to build on what it has achieved.
Reiterating that the NDC was in power to build and never to destroy, President Mills said here Thursday that the party would use the national resources to improve the living standards of the people and to ensure the achievement of its “Better Ghana” slogan.
Speaking at the end of a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region, during which he inaugurated and inspected a number of development projects, the president asked Ghanaians to appreciate the achievements of the government in the past two years and make an informed choice by voting the NDC when they go to the polls next year.
During the three-day tour, milling crowds gave the President a rousing welcome with a fanfare of drums and dancing and tooting of horns. Some indicated their support for him lead the nation for a second four-year term.
During the tour, the president also inaugurated an ultra-modern complex for the National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA, and called on its management and staff to operate the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, to meet the health needs of the people.
The NHIA building was dedicated by the Most Reverend Charles Agyin-Asare, Presiding Bishop of the Word Miracle Bible Church.
Mr Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, said NHIS accounts for more 80 per cent of the internally generated funds in public health facilities.
President Mills inspected progress of work on the Achimota-Ofankor Road, estimated to cost $128 million.
Work is more than 83 per cent complete and is expected to be fully completed in the next seven months.
At Adjen Kotoku in the Ga West Municipal Assembly, President Mills inaugurated a modern compost recycling plant, estimated at a cost of $25 million with the capability of accepting 900 tonnes of waste.
The plant will offer about 1000 jobs which will run on a three-shift basis.
President Mills also visited the Adjen Kotoku Redevelopment Site, under which a modern city is to be build to resettle the people displaced as result of the development of the Korle Lagoon Ecological Project.