15th July 2024

The prevailing political environment of Ghana is characterised by the nation’s difficulties, particularly in the economic realm. In spite of this, Ghanaians must recognise the significance of political continuity when casting their ballots in the impending 2024 elections.
The NPP government, led by President Nana Akufo-Addo, has adopted a number of measures to alleviate the country’s economic difficulties. It has enacted a number of programmes aimed at eliminating poverty, creating jobs, and raising the living standards of Ghanaians. Government efforts to build infrastructure, with an emphasis on the construction of roads, schools, and hospitals, have stimulated economic growth and development.
In addition, the NPP administration has played a significant role in encouraging good governance and openness. The government has made tremendous progress in the battle against corruption and has taken steps to increase public sector accountability and efficiency. These measures have helped to restore the public’s faith in the government and insured that Ghana would continue on a path to prosperity.
While it is true that the NDC opposition party has lambasted the NPP government for the economic troubles of the country, it is crucial to recognise that Ghana is not alone in facing these challenges. Numerous nations around the world face comparable economic concerns, and addressing them requires time and perseverance.

In addition to addressing Ghana’s fiscal problems, the NPP has made substantial contributions to the education sector. The government’s implementation of a free senior high school programme has increased access to education for Ghanaian youth. This approach has been crucial in reducing poverty and providing educational opportunities to children who would have been unable to attend school otherwise.
Moreover, the NPP government has made significant strides in the digitalization of the economy. The government has established policies aimed at fostering the growth of technology and innovation, which has aided in the creation of new jobs and the improvement of the standard of living for many Ghanaians. In addition to enhancing efficiency and productivity, the digitalization of the economy has been instrumental in boosting economic growth and development.

In contrast, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not produced a viable proposal to address the nation’s economic problems. The NDC has chastised the NPP government for the economic troubles being experienced by the populace, but has not offered a comprehensive strategy to solve these issues. It is unclear how the NDC intends to manage Ghana’s economic issues in the absence of a convincing plan for the future, which raises questions about the party’s competence to rule effectively.

Jeffrey Dasebre Abrantie
*(Manchester Youth Organiser) *

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