The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has renewed his pledge that the government he leads would provide jobs for the several thousands of unemployed and under employed Ghanaians youths.
Nana Addo has said he is in a hurry to achieve that goal and although his government inherited major challenges, his team has worked so hard to an extent the coast is now clear for a smooth sail.
“What I’m saying is that the foundation has been laid for jobs. It has not been easy because we inherited a bankrupt economy but because of the ingenuity of the people I’m working with, we’ve been able to lay a good foundation,” the President said in his address at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Extraordinary Annual National Delegates Conference in Kumasi on Sunday.
He continued: “Let us remain united and confident, we are on the right path and soon it will be obvious to everybody. Our race is not a sprint, it is a cross-country, it is a marathon race and we are going to win at the end, not just at the beginning.
President Akufo-Addo said within one-year political office, his government had achieved several key successes to improve the lives of the masses.
He said the introduction of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy and the Planting for Food and Jobs programme are some his achievements.
“A government will not be able to make every citizen rich, but with political will and responsible leadership, a government can help create a society of opportunities and empowerment of every citizen. And I know no better way to do that than to improve access to education.
“[The] year has been full of important achievements which have won the admiration of the nation. We’ve fulfilled our Free Senior High School pledge and our determination to revive the National Health Insurance Scheme and the country’s agriculture; it is clear already that the programme, Planting for Food and Jobs is a success and is going to be an even greater success in 2018,”, he added.
Nana Addo also stated that his government had worked to bring life into the almost collapsed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) among others.
During his address, Nana Addo, took yet another swipe at his predecessor, ex-president John Mahamah, accusing the latter of leading a government which left behind a bankrupt economy, due to an incompetent leadership during.
Akufo-Addo said it has taken his administration barely a year to wipe out the supposed mess that Mr. Mahama’s administration left behind.
By: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher