General News Fri, 29 May 2009

Public Servants would be called to account - President

Bolgatanga, May 29, GNA - President John Atta Mills has said that the previous New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government would soon be called on to account to the people for their stewardship.

He said it was expected that every government would be accountable to the people and it would be the same for the present Government. "What is right will always be right and what is wrong will be wrong, no government can change that, but there should always be accountability for stewardship," the President said when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and people of the Upper East Region in Bolgatanga. He assured the people that the present Government would not failed them, but would work hard to fulfil all its promises, saying "We will not fail you, our promises are sacred".

He said the Government met a situation that it did not expect, but had taken it in its stride and was working on it.


The President said it was the right thing to do by letting the people know the financial state of the nation, even though that was not going to stop the government from executing its duties.

President Mills is on a two day visit to the region and was accompanied by Lt. General Joseph Smith, Minister of Defence, Mr. Cletus Avoka, Minister of Interior, Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Presidential Spokesperson and Mr. Aseidu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC.

Source: GNA