We have reduced suffering- Bawumia touts gov’t achievements

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has rubbished claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the government has mismanaged the economy.

He said though the government has not completely eliminated the suffering of Ghanaians, it has significantly reduced the phenomenon.

“When you talk about suffering, for sure we have reduced suffering. That’s the point. We haven’t eliminated suffering. I think it is always going to be a work in progress as you deal with the economy.

“You cannot say you have eliminated suffering, but compared to what we inherited from the NDC, we have reduced a lot of suffering,” he explains. 

It comes after the NDC accused the Akufo-Addo led administration of poorly handling the economy.

But contrary to the claims by the NDC, Dr. Bawumia believes the government deserves a pat on its back for its unprecedented efforts to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians and businesses in the country.

Speaking on an Accra-based radio station, he listed numerous projects and achievements of the NPP government.

“Dumsor is over under the NPP. We’ve restored teacher trainee allowances. We’ve restored nursing training allowance, we’ve restored Arabic instructors allowance, we built the national ambulance service”.

In the agricultural sector, Dr. Bawumia said “we’ve rejuvenated the Agric sector. Increased growth from 2% to over 8%. Ghana is now exporting 19 different crops to our neighboring countries. We have moved up in terms of food security in the global food security index from a number 78 position to the 59th position now.

“Cocoa farmers are doing better. Living income differential. The access to fertilizer is much better,” he added.

In an interview on Asaase Radio which was monitored by theghanareport.com, Dr. Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo led administration is “hiring people in the jobs. We’ve created over two million jobs across the chain through the planting for food and jobs, NABCO for graduates, over 90,000 teachers, nursing and health personnel over 90,000. We’ve created a lot of jobs”.

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