Vice-president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has categorically stated that the NPP gov’t has reduced the suffering of Ghanaians considering the prudent economic management put forth by the NPP government.
According to Bawumia, the economic and social challenges President Akufo Addo inherited from the NDC administration have been addressed courtesy of NPP’s various interventions.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the President on January 7, 2017, promised to rebuild this country, as Ghanaians faced daunting challenges including declining economic growth, rapidly falling value of the cedi, and constantly rising inflation and interest rates.
“While we have not totally eliminated the suffering of Ghanaians and Ghanaian workers, we can point to specific policy interventions that have mitigated the suffering that we talked about,” he said.
He listed several social interventions including de-freezing of public sector employment like the recruitment of thousands of nurses and teachers, creation of NABCO and recruitment of Ghanaians into the security services.
Others he listed included: restoration of nursing and teacher trainee allowances, employment interventions through the Youth Employment Agency, industrialization through 1D1F, abolition of many taxes, employment opportunities to people with disabilities to man toll booths, Free SHS, government’s covid-19 alleviation packages, etc.