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BAWUMIA URGES GHANAIANS TO COMPLEMENT GOV'T EFFORTS

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Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia says Ghanaians should set aside their differences and rather complement government’s effort at nation building.

Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia says Ghanaians should set aside their differences and rather complement government’s effort at nation building.

 

According to him, when the citizenry shed their political, religious and ethnic dissimilarities to support the government; it enables governance to improve and the nation to grow into a force to reckon with on the African continent.

“We must cherish the peace that we enjoy in Ghana and continuously remind ourselves that we must work at it consciously to guard and protect the gains we have made. We should, therefore, be seen to be indivisible even in our differences,” he said.

Dr. Bawumia made the remark when he addressed a gathering to mark this year’s Senior Citizens’ Day in Accra.

The Vice-President urged senior citizens to keep up with its role of guiding the entire nation, especially the youth, to make them understand that every Ghanaian share a common destiny. He pointed out that such orientation would furthermore help in the push for holistic national development and wellbeing, adding that it would reaffirm Ghana’s role as a pacesetter in the Africa.

“We would rely on you to help in the orientation of the entire nation, particularly the young ones to the realization that we are a nation with a common destiny, and therefore the interest of the nation should override any other interest because if we fail as a country, we fail together and if we succeed, we do so together,” the Vice President urged.

Government’s policies

While Dr Bawumia expressed appreciation for the contributions and sacrifices of the aged in Ghana’s development agenda over the years, he pledged government’s commitment to implement policies geared towards the comfort of those who have served the nation all their lives and are now retired.

He therefore impressed on the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to enhance the implementation of the 2006 National Policy for Aged Persons as it gave guidelines for programming and actions to improve the life of elderly persons across the country.

“The plight of the aged is something that we must at all times seek to be concerned about and work tirelessly each day to help address. In this case we will be able to augment government’s efforts and interventions towards the wellbeing of the aged,” he stressed.