President John Mahama has called on public office holders to be courteous and accommodate every member of the public who calls on them for specific reasons because it is the taxes of the members of the public that are used to pay them.
The president made the call yesterday when he officially commissioned the refurbished State House Tower Block popular known as ‘Job 600? at the premises of Parliament, which is to serve as offices for Members of Parliament (MPs).
President Mahama noted that oftentimes public office holders, especially ministers and other public servants, treat ordinary members of the public with disdain when they call on them, stressing that that attitude must change since “we are there to serve them; that is why they call us public servants.”
According to the president, taxes used to pay office holders are contributed by the ordinary Ghanaian and that public office holders must from now see themselves as servants of the people and not masters.
The president called on MPs to also make time for their constituents since they (MPs) are their (constituents’) representatives in government and represent their interests at the national level.
He said the new ‘Job 600? would deepen and consolidate democratic rule in the country, adding that the refurbishment must not be seen as a waste of public resources.[fancygallery id=”1″ album=”79″]