You're on right track, don't be swayed by critics - Father Campbell tells Akufo-Addo

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com |Abubakar Ibrahim
Date: 3rd-january-2018 Time:  2:49:59 pm

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A Parish Priest at the Christ the King Church in Accra has urged the President to move beyond criticisms of his opponents to implement his policies.

"Do not be disillusioned by your critics and the implementation difficulties you will encounter. Sir, you are on the right path and do have our full support,” Rev. Father Andrew Campbell said.

The man of God congratulated President Akufo-Addo during a visit to the Flagstaff House on the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy.

“As people involved in providing support to several needy children to get an education we are well placed to assess the impact of such a transformative policy on most families in Ghana, and also offer some comment,” he said.

He also lauded the President's boldness in taking a decision and action on illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.

“See it to the very end, which includes restoring the degraded environment, including the water bodies and the vegetation, and facilitating the young ones involved to get skills training and sustainable employment," he said.

The Planting for Food and Jobs, and 1-District-1-Factory initiatives both launched last year also attracted the attention of the clergyman.

“We are very interested in these programmes because of their employment generation potential, especially for our youth,” he said.

The Parish Priest urged the President not to relent in his resolve to eliminate indiscipline, especially bribery and corruption in the country.

“We urge you not to look at persons, positions, relations and status in enforcing rules and regulations. This is the only way that the habit of discipline will be built. As you punish wrongdoing, try to reward right or honest behaviour, especially in public office. This, we believe, is a sure path to bringing about change.

“The change that Ghana needs, in our view, is about each and every Ghanaian behaving differently, and starting with those in leadership. We are solidly behind you,” he added.  

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