"It is not by chance that Ghanaians decided to vote our government back to power. It is a recognition and appreciation of the development that we have brought in the last four years, " he told a gathering at the end-of-year party of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council in Accra.
The occasion also brought together some heads of the security agencies, as well as staff and stakeholders of the council.
The minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) elect for the Kpone- Katamanso Constituency, said the NDC government for the past four years had managed to build a stable economy for the country.
"We adopted prudent and practical measures to ensure sustained reduction in inflation, currency stabilisation, encouraging foreign direct investment, replacing schools under trees, increase in producer price of cocoa, increase in national minimum wage and massive provision of road and education infrastructure," he explained.
He further noted that despite the varied and dense nature of the region's population, there were no serious clashes recorded during the election period.
He has, therefore, commended the security agencies who were on hand to diffuse any tense situation that occurred and was likely to generate into violence.
Mr Afotey-Agbo, however, pledged the government's commitment to continue with the Better Ghana Agenda by working even harder than before in order to bring meaningful developments to Ghanaians.
He also called on the staff of the council to avoid laziness and apathy to work, saying" We must remain focused and committed to the cause of national development."
He urged them to continue to remain loyal to the government of the day and assist their various political heads to deliver.
"It should be noted that if your political head fails, you have failed. If they achieve success, the credit would be shared by all of us," he added.