The Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mohammed Adam Baantima Samba has said the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government will not be distracted by what he described as destructive criticisms from the opposition NDC.
The NPP, chairman Samba, said remains resolute and committed in fulfilling its campaign promises to Ghanaians, adding that the party was established as the beacon of true democracy in Ghana and therefore will not allow any destructive criticisms to divert its attention.
Mr. Samba disputed the opposition’s claims that the government has failed to deliver on its promises.
The implementation of the Free SHS and the Panting for Food and Jobs, among other flagship programs, the chairman noted, are geared towards improving the living conditions of Ghanaians.
At a meeting with the media at his private residence, Mr. Samba commended the media in the region for discharging their professional duties without bias.
The meeting was to socialized with the media and also thank them for being partners throughout the 2018.
The meeting brought together regional executives, national and regional executives of the governing party who took turns to explain some government policies to the media and also gave the assurance of helping the media with the relevant information about government programs and projects.
He pleaded with journalists to continue in their reportage and also bring out issues that have not attracted the government’s attention.
He charged the media to demonstrate their willingness to support ideas of a true democracy in the country. He hinted of his support for the media in the region in any capacity.
The Northern Regional Co-ordinator of the School Feeding Program, who doubles as the second vice chairperson of the NPP, Mrs Felicia Tetteh emphasized the important role the media plays in democratic governance, adding that the rise and fall of every government depends on the media.
Mrs. Tetteh said the government, under President Nana Addo has paid all caterers under the school feeding program but the public was not aware of it.
The Regional Secretary, Mr Sule Sambian on his part, told the media that 2018 was a tough year for the government because of the mess the previous administration created. Mr. Sambian however gave the assurance that 2019 will be better and urged Ghanaians to exercise patience with the government.