President Akufo-Addo says members of the governing NPP have every reason to be proud of their party whose track record is superior to any party in the 4th Republic, if not in the entire history of Ghana.
The President said this yesterday when he addressed the 20th anniversary celebration of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP in Ho, Volta Region.
“We are putting Ghana back to work, and, most of all, we have shown that we have the people, the values, the skills, the commitment and the leadership to put Ghana onto a sustained path of progress and prosperity.
“We have shown by every stretch of imagination to be better managers of the economy. Yes, we have performed better!!” he stated.
The President stated, dint of hard work and prudent management of the nation’s resources, the affairs of the nation have been steered away from the morass and economic mess inherited in 2017.
“We are no longer under the tutelage of the IMF, a situation in which our predecessors placed us. Ghana is projected, this year, by the IMF, to be one of the fastest-growing economies not just in Africa, but in the entire world. Indeed, all our macroeconomic indices are pointing in the right direction,” the President said.
He continued, “The NHIS is working, we have sanitized the banking sector, and ‘dumso’ is a thing of the past. Ghana, as a result of our programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, has witnessed two bumper years of produce, and, last year, we did not import, unlike in previous years, a single grain of maize. On the contrary, we are now a net exporter of food stuffs, and food prices are at their lowest in decades.”
He said 100,000 graduates have been put to work. Again, a total of 54,892 health workers, and 67,000 teachers have been employed.
“We have embraced the application of digital technology in the delivery of public services, like the paperless clearance system at the ports, the mobile interoperability payment system, and the national digital property address system,” he said.
The allowances of trainee nurses and teachers that were scrapped by the Mahama government, he stressed, have been restored, and Government has fulfilled the 1-Constituency-1-Ambulance promise.
“Free SHS, which was described as an impossibility and a misplaced priority by our opponents, has been successfully implemented. 1.2 million children, the highest enrolment of pupils in Senior High School in our history, are benefitting from the policy, which has been hailed all over the nation,” he added.
“One good turn…”
He added that his government successfully superintended over the reorganisation of the country’s regional governance structure, resulting in the creation of six new regions.
He noted that “on the global stage, the image and reputation of our country, which had been compromised, are now high.”
“Having achieved all these significant milestones, even in the midst of the difficulties we met, I am prayerful that the Ghanaian people would reward the NPP with another resounding victory in 2020.
“We cannot, however, afford to be complacent. We have to work hard for victory, regardless of the fact that ‘One Good Term Deserves Another’. The Battle is still the Lord’s,” he stated.
Source: Daily Statesman