17th May 2024

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah speaking on the floor of Parliament

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has asked Members of Parliament and the general public to continue to believe in the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as he would not relent in solving the many challenges confronting the nation.

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah speaking on the floor of Parliament

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah, who is also the MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi Constituency, was leading the majority side in a debate on the state of the nation address in Accra on Tuesday February 25 when he made the assertion. He maintained that the President’s achievements and interventions so far have not only made the country healthy but has also set it on the right footing towards development.

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah speaking on the floor of Parliament

Achievement

 

The Minister outlined some gains made by the Akufo-Addo administration including growth in Agriculture, introduction of Free SHS, the buzzing tourism sector through the well patronized Year of Return concept, investment in the security sector, Entrepreneur support, digitization of the economy, development in sports and resourcing institutions to fight corruption among others.

On the Financial Sector cleanup, Mr. Nkrumah stressed on the importance of the exercise since the contagion effect could have literally consumed Ghana’s entire financial sector.

 

“Today over GH₵11billlion has been paid out to the customers of banks. Payment for another 5 billion is starting for customers of non-banking financial institutions from this week. Deposits of over 4million Ghanaians have been saved. Robust Corporate governance mechanisms have been introduced to forestall a repetition in the sector. Over 7,000 jobs have been saved and our Financial sector is healthier today than it was 3years ago” he said.

 

Galamsey fight

 

The Minister also assured the house of the government’s commitment to continue with the fight against illegal mining popularly known as Galamsey.

 

“We haven’t completely won the fight against illegal and irresponsibly mining yet. Indeed, the President admits that though some successes have been achieved, challenges remain. Community mining has been introduced after training of thousands of hither-to illegal small scale miners. Today about 20,000 of them are working legally in community mining concessions. At the same time some are still resuming the practice of irresponsible and illegal mining. As the President mentioned his commitment is unwavering. The state agencies will clamp down on all these activities” he added.

 

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah said persons found to be compromising the fight will be dealt with no matter their political colour.

“Already some have been handed over to the police and we all look forward to the police doing a thorough job at investigating and prosecuting”.

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah speaking on the floor of Parliament

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