The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted that though old age catching up with him, he still prefers touring the country to see things for himself than relying on his appointees to feed him with information on government policies.
According to the President, information received via various reports cannot be compared to what he sees himself when he goes on tour.
Speaking in an address to Chiefs and people of Yepei – Kusawgu in his working tour to the Upper West and Savanna Regions, the President said “Every year, it is my practice to visit each of the 16 regions of our country so that I can see for myself the performance of government’s projects and initiatives of the various regions which I visit”.
“I always say that receiving reports and seeing things with your own eyes is not the same so I prefer to come out to see for myself how things are going”, the President added.
President Nana Akufo-Addo further revealed that, by traveling through the length and breadth of the country, he gets the opportunity to interact with Ghanaians and listen to their worries which in turn inform his decision in governing the country.
“And so doing, I get the opportunity to listen to the chiefs and people of the area so I can adjust government’s programs and initiative to take care of these concerns”, he noted.