Above the din of ugly noises and political distractions, the government, under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, trots on, scoring points in health, agriculture, banking and financial management, as well as ECOWAS regional integration initiatives aimed at improving lives and livelihoods.
It is becoming clear that the acts of mischief will continue to be orchestrated to confuse Ghanaians and get them obsessed with ‘the garbage’, rather than being inspired by the development initiatives the government is spreading in the communities, districts, constituencies and regions.
Little wonder that communicators of the leading opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, have just been congratulated by the party’s 2020 flagbearer for “a good work”. That is an indication that they think their plan is working for them, and they would be seeking to re-enact it into the 2024 general elections.
Pieces of good news
But away from that, however, the Bank of Ghana is exploring ingenious ways of backing our cedi with our gold reserves, as a lead producer in Africa, in strengthening the currency and further enhancing the resilience of the economy.
That sense of ingenuity, as a traditional practice, has been commended by Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, himself an accomplished economist and development expert.
Our record as one of the fastest growing economies in the world will, thereby, be sustained, damn what the nay-sayers believe and say.
Then, we have a favourable ruling that exposes the propaganda by John Mahama’s boys about the government being corrupt and responsible for the raging saga of judgment debts. The parties were PDS and the government of Ghana and the ECG, for that matter, in the case in which PDS was attempting to annex state (ECG’s) properties.
Beyond that, we may cite, among a string of agricultural initiatives ongoing throughout the country, the inauguration of a livestock breeding programme aimed at boosting production, ensuring quality meat on our markets and producing for export in the sub-region.
The beneficiaries are 143 breeders from Bawku and Gushegu, with a teeming number of communities expected to benefit from the value chain in the ECOWAS development initiative.
Apart from building the capacity of the breeders, farmers will be trained to turn farm residuals into quality foliage to feed the animals and preserve water without causing damage to crop producers.
For a nation that is still caught in crop and livestock farmer conflicts, the ECOWAS initiative is a welcome boost for the economies along the Upper East, North East and Northern stretch.
After Ejura probe
With credible faces appointed to probe the Ejura disturbances, it is our prayer that when the storm has passed, what will remain is the evidence of good intention and development, as promised and being delivered by the government, led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
But that is also when vulnerable communities like Ejura would come to know that the enemy is not government, but those who benefit from chaos with no agenda for developing Ghana.
It is the opinion of the Daily Statesman that during these critical times, all hardworking, peace-loving, decent-minded Ghanaians will rally round the President and the New Patriotic Party administration in continuing with the good works started in January 2017.