We’re Delivering On Our Promises – Bawumia
The Akufo-Addo government is delivering on all the promises it made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 elections, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
“We made many promises to Ghanaians, and we are working day and night to fulfil them.
“Some of them we have already been fulfilled. For instance, we promised Free Senior High School Education and true to our word, we have started. Today, finance is no longer a barrier to access to education for Junior High School graduates. That is a great burden lifted off the shoulders of parents by Nana Akufo-Addo’s government.”
Speaking in the Volta Region on his Ramadan Tour, Dr Bawumia said: “We promised to pay closer attention to the developmental needs of the Zongos, and for the first time in the history of Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo has not only appointed a Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development Affairs but has set up a Zongo Development Fund and set aside budgetary allocation of Ghs100 million for it. Just last week we appointed a CEO and his two Deputies to run the Zongo Development Fund. This is evidence that when we make a promise, we keep it.”
“To tackle graduate unemployment, we have set up the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), and this year, we will engage 100,000 of our youth and help equip them with useful skills and experience,” Dr Bawumia added.
He said the government will also improve the country’s infrastructure.
The vice-president paid courtesy calls on the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area, Togbi Amenya Fiti IV; and Togbega Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of the Gbi Traditional State. He was accompanied by the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibold Yao Letsa; Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources; Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development Affairs, and other government officials.
He will be heading for the Eastern Region with a similar tour.