Foreign Affairs Minister, Hannah Tetteh, has said that the time has come for Ghanaians to see the opportunities that abound locally.
If they don’t, she said, foreigners will see and exploit those opportunities and become employers of the very Ghanaians who failed to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.
Ms Tetteh was speaking at the Central Regional edition of the Government for the People programme.
She said even though there were opportunities in Ghana, many citizens were not averting their minds to them.
“When you refuse to see the opportunities that exist in this country, people from outside will see and they will become your boss,” she said.
The Foreign Affairs Minister expressed concern at the increasing levels of cynicism in the country.
She said some Ghanaians had become so cynical that “when you talk about the positives, you must be doing propaganda.”
There have been persistent reports and some admissions by government sources about the difficulties facing the economy.
Many statutory funds are in arrears; they have been for years. Some government spokespersons will point out that this is not peculiar to the current government.
Ms Tetteh, who is also the National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Awutu-Senya West Constituency, said, it is not all gloom and doom, there are positives.
Communications Minister Edward Omane Boamah and Education Minister Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang also spoke at the programme.
They laid out programmes and projects being undertaken by government for the benefit of the people of the region in particular and Ghanaians in general.