President John Mahama has urged those accusing him of not putting money in their pockets to take advantage of the opportunities which he said abounded in Ghana's growing economy.
Speaking on Volta Star Radio as part of his 'Accounting to the People' tour of the Volta Region, the president said putting money in people's money did not mean he had to physically go round putting cedi notes in pockets of citizens.
“…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.
President Mahama said his administration had created several opportunities in the Volta Region, including investments in agriculture, that he said would help put money in the pockets of the people there.
He said the government also aimed to expand cocoa production in the northern part of the region by distributing thousands of free seedlings to the people there.