Some Ghanaians on Thursday commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for fulfilling his promise to meet the media twice every year.
The encounters, they believed would bring transparency and accountability into the country’s governance system.
This came to light, when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) carried out random sampling of the opinions of the people; a day after the encounter at the Flagstaff House, Kanda.
Mr John Bediako, a student of the University of Education Winneba said, President Akufo-Addo did well in reducing Galamsey related issues in the various mining regions.
He said although he was just a year old in office, he and his Ministers were on the right path to deliver.
Madam Beatrice Naah, a Teacher said in the field of education, the President had done well by initiating the free Senior High School (SHS) policy, which she said had helped poor parents to cater for their children’s school fees.
Speaking to the GNA, Ms Janet Mensah, Businesswoman said she was happy to have heard the President stressed that about 200,000 farmers had registered for the planting for food and jobs initiative; “this will go a long way to support the country’s agricultural sector” she added.
Mr Samuel Ackom, an Accountant stated that he was impressed when President Akufo-Addo said he had forgotten about the 2014 World Cup Saga “The President was honest about the issue, this is what we need from our leaders, he could have lied to make people believe he was on top of issues”.
Madam Irene Oppong, a Teacher, said unemployment continued to be the major headache for the youth in the country despite government’s assurance of creating thousands of employments adding that she was yet to see any of the newly created jobs.
She urged the President to focus on the employment sector as he promised Ghanaians during the 2016 Election campaign.
Madam Oppong said, “I wished the Journalists at the event had asked questions related to potable drinking water and sanitation issues rather than asking some ‘irrelevant’ questions”