Fixing the challenges of a democratic country as Ghana is a continuous process rather than a single day’s event and therefore President Nana Akufo-Addo should be given the breathing space and requisite support to continue finding solutions to the challenges he inherited from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led Government under John Mahama, the Concerned Voters Movement, (CVM) has said.
CVM, a socio-political pressure group explained that in as much as the concerns of the #FixTheCountry campaigners are genuine and legitimate, it must be put on record that the President is not sleeping on his job and there are verifiable evidence to prove beyond doubt that the current Government under the leadership of Akufo-Addo is fixing an inherited messed up situation in almost all sectors of the country.
A statement signed by the group’s Founder and President, Razark Opoku noted that the President, as part of fixing the country has among other things abolished over 16 killer taxes that were introduced by John Mahama’s Government and “helped to educate millions of Ghanaian children through the implementation of Free SHS Policy.”
The statement noted that with it comes to job creation, the Akufo-Addo government has “helped reduce unemployment in Ghana by creating millions of jobs for Ghanaians under programmes, policies and initiatives such as NABCO, One District One Factory, NEIP, Masloc, YEA, Planting for food and jobs, Rearing for food and jobs, One Constituency One Ambulance, Business Resource Centres, recruitment of thousands of nurses and other health professionals, recruitment of thousands of teachers, and employment of permanent staff at the various State Institutions and Government Agencies.
“Solved the problem of five years prolonged Dumsor under Mahama’s Government which resulted in the collapsing of thousands of businesses, loss of jobs, and investments. Currently, there is an ongoing routine maintenance and replacement of old equipment aimed at finding lasting solutions to the energy challenges in Ghana.”
It said the government has also “solved the banking/financial crisis. Under Mahama’s Government, the whole banking and financial industry completely collapsed. Through the prudent and competent management of President Akufo-Addo’s Government, over GHC 21 billion spent to clean up and saved the banking and the financial industry, this patriotic move by President Akufo-Addo seriously helped to save millions of people’s deposits in the various banks. The banking/financial sector clean up has helped to ensure soundness, safety and stability of the financial sector in Ghana.
“Reduction in the rate of borrowing. Under Akufo-Addo’s Government, Ghana is witnessing the lowest rate of debt accumulation. The increase in debt stock since President Akufo-Addo took office has been kept under 100% unlike John Mahama’s Administration where the average was kept at 255%.
The CVM statement said: “Fast forward to 2021, President Akufo-Addo once again has fully committed his Government to address the Galamsey issues once and for all.
“Several kilometers of Roads, major interchanges, and railway infrastructure are under construction and at various stages of completion under Akufo-Addo’s Government.
“In fact, President Akufo-Addo’s Government is second to none when it comes to roads and railway lines infrastructure. These roads under construction are evenly distributed across the Country.
“Allowances for Teachers and Nursing trainees which were cancelled by Mahama’s Administration have been fully restored by Akufo-Addo’s Government.
The CVM called for support for President Akufo-Addo to succeed.