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General News of Wednesday, 12 February 2020


Over 300 of our promises have been delivered – Vice President

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the Akufo-Addo-led administration has delivered over 300 of its manifesto promises since it took office in 2017.

According to him, the administration is on course to somewhat deliver on more of its promises it made to the Ghanaian populace in the build up to the 2016 general elections.

“From the data and the evidence, it is clear that we have largely met our manifesto promises. We have delivered and are delivering on over 300 of our promises, and we are on course to do even more,” he confidently declared.

Dr Bawumia said this on the first day of a two-day Town Hall Meeting and Results Fair in Kumasi, February 11.

The Vice President indicated the fundamentals of Ghana’s economy as ‘strong’, adding that, data reveals that Ghana’s macroeconomic fundamentals are resilient.

“Indeed, the strength of Ghana’s fundamentals was confirmed recently by Moody’s Ratings which changed Ghana’s sovereign ratings from B3 with a stable outlook to B3 with a positive outlook. This is unprecedented for an election year,” he added.

“For the first time in over two decades, Ghana’s trade balance recorded a surplus in 2017, a larger surplus in 2018, and an even larger surplus in 2019,” he indicated.

“Economic growth has been restored. Growth for 2017 was 8.1%, 6.8% in 2018 and a projected 7.0% in 2019, significantly exceeding the average sub-Saharan African (SSA) growth and amongst some of the fastest growing economies in the world for the last three years. In the history of the Fourth Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has the best performance for any first term government since 1992. All the worst performances happened under the NDC which holds the record for first, second and third worst performances,” he explained.

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