General News of Tuesday, 1 January 2013
President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called on all Ghanaians especially the youth to take up their responsibilities and authorship of the country’s history in the succeeding years for more development.
He said: “I have confidence in the people of Ghana… and I want to call on all Ghanaians especially the youth to take up their responsibilities and authorship of the history of this country.”
President Mahama made this call when he gave his maiden New Year message in his capacity as the President of the Republic.
New Year messages is part of the responsibilities of the President of the Republic, who apart from outlining some of government’s development plans also encourages the citizenry to work harder in the coming year.
President Mahama also commended Ghanaians and all other stakeholders for the peaceful and successful election held on December 7 this year.
“The year 2012 was also the year that Ghana held its sixth peaceful and successful elections and I will like to commend all Ghanaians for that achievement.”
The President also expressed confidence in the political institutions adding “I believe in Ghana‘s institutions especially the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary and we shall continue to build on those institutions for the coming years.”
President Mahama said he was humbled and proud to be the President of Ghana on account of her democratic credentials.