President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given Ghanaians an assurance that in spite of the challenges facing the country, his government would ensure that Ghanaians smile at the end of it all.
Speaking at the NPP delegates conference at the Koforidua Technical University on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo said the NPP would remain resolute in making Ghana a better place for all.
“I know that things are still not easy, but if we stay true to what we are doing, there is light at the end of the tunnel. If we stay true to what we are doing, we will achieve the ultimate aim,” he said.
He noted that his government will maintain discipline in the management of public finances to ensure that the aspirations for a better economy will not remain just a dream.
According to the president, he would ensure, under the leadership of his formidable economic management team led by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that Ghana’s economy works again contrary to what his administration inherited from the Mahama-led administration.
“The rate of inflation has improved from 15.4%, and we are now in single digits. We have begun to restructure our debts to give us greater fiscal space.”
“We have to get the economy working again; it was not working when we came into office, with the lowest GDP rate in the history of this country,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
President Akufo-Addo added that his government has remained committed to making life better for Ghanaians.
He noted that they have stayed true to the promises made prior to the 2016 elections, and fulfilled most of those promises while working to implement all others left.
Key among the campaign promises as mentioned by the president is the implementation of the Free SHS policy, promising to enroll more students into Senior High Schools at no cost to their parents.
The president also mentioned the abolishing of taxes, the implementation of Planting for Food and Jobs policy, and the introduction of the National Builders Corps (NABCO) to tackle the issue of unemployment in the country.
President Akufo-Addo also reiterated government’s commitment to develop the agricultural sector.
“We are going to change the face of Ghanaian agriculture,” the president promised.
He added that the Planting for Food and Jobs would be expanded to accommodate 500,000 more people, with a grand scheme to employ some 1,000,000 people through the policy by the end of his four year term.
By Irene Amesimeku| 3news.com