President John Mahama has said he has no regrets about anything in his first term of office, saying: “I did my best.”
Speaking to local and international journalist in Bole in the Northern Region after casting his ballot in the 7 December presidential and parliamentary polls, Mr Mahama said he was proud of all his achievements.
“I’m as proud of the big things as the small things: providing a small community with water and the change it makes in their lives is just as important to me as the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, and, so, I’m proud of everything I’ve achieved,” he said.
Debunking allegations of corruption in his administration, Mr Mahama said: “There’s a general perception of corruption in all African countries, I think it’s a stage of our development; as we continue to strengthen the institutions of state I think that people will come to see the integrity in these institutions. We have a national anti-corruption action plan which emphasises prevention, education and prosecution. Often, we concentrate on the prosecution end rather than the prevention and education.”
As far as the eventual outcome of the polls is concerned, Mr Mahama said: “Whatever the outcome, Ghana is the winner.” “It’s a very good feeling, I think that every Ghanaian should exercise their civic responsibility and come out and vote, the destiny of our country depends on it.”