General News of Thursday, 24 July 2014
The President, John Dramani Mahama, is pleading with Ghanaians to exercise patience because there will soon be a turn-around in the country’s socio-economic challenges.
In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, President Mahama acknowledged that government “had to approve strong, but unpleasant measures to increase revenue and reduce expenditures.”
He said although the measures have been “a bitter pill, the alternative of doing nothing would have caused an economic meltdown and even more suffering for our people.”
The President’s post follows a nationwide demonstration embarked on by workers across the country.
The protest was to demand for a more effective management of the economy to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.
But according to President Mahama, Ghanaians would “have to make sacrifices, and I wish to assure you all that the results would begin to show very soon.”
“As I said on May Day, the darkest hour is before the break of a new dawn,” he reiterated.