19th July 2024

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah addresses the Press

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has indicated that the Akufo-Addo government has prioritized its post-Covid-19 economic recovery programme, which will put the country back on track.

According to Mr  Oppong Nkrumah, who disclosed this at a press briefing at Peduase yesterday, the government’s immediate focus is to outline how to bring back the economy and aggressively get on back its development agenda.

“The post-COVID recovery programme is aimed at enabling the Ghanaian economy to return to its previous successes. This is a key pillar on which the Akufo-Addo administration’s second term agenda is hinged. It is priority because without it there is little foundation on which we can build the country’s transformation agenda that we all desire,” he said.

More work

He added that the shocks that CovId-19 has dealt to the Ghanaian economy have been so severe that attention needs to be paid to a quick recovery of the micro economic situation as well as the fiscal situation.

“So, you will notice that a lot of the work coming through in this week will be, among other things, centered on the post-Covid recovery programme,” he explained.

Ghana’s economy was on a smooth rise between 2017 and 2020, recording improvement in various areas such as GDP growth, macroeconomic stability, single digit inflation and stability of the cedi. However, the influx of the coronavirus pandemic dealt the Ghanaian economy a blow, eroding the gains government was recording.

The Minister emphasized that the government is focused on rolling out measures that will recover the economy and put it on the path it was before the virus hit the shores of the country.

 

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