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I cannot go round putting money in people's pocket - mahama

President John Mahama
President John Mahama

President John Mahama has called on those accusing him of not putting money in their pockets to take advantage of the opportunities available in what he described as a growing economy.

Speaking on Volta Star Radio as part of his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour of the Volta Region, the president said he put the necessary conditions in place to enable people feel money in their pockets.
“…The thing is, if you say ‘feeling it in your pocket’, it doesn’t mean that the president is going to come from place to place and count money and give it to everybody to put it in his pocket.The economy will provide the opportunities, but it’s for the people to take advantage of it,” he said.
He said several opportunities had been created by his administration in the the Volta Region that the people there can take advantage of.
“Southern Volta Basin is becoming the major rice producing hub of Ghana, and, so, if you go to South Tongu and North Tongu, and all those places, there are young people, who have started to grow rice and are changing their lives," the president said.