General News of Monday, 10 December 2018
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has delivered on most of its promises to Ghanaians within the short period of its administration.
Speaking at the 10th-anniversary durbar to commemorate the enskinment of Buipewura Abdullia Jinapor II at Buipe over the weekend, he said there is a lot of evidence of the work government has done to ensure economic transformation for all Ghanaians.
He said the government so far, was on course to deliver on all its promises in various sectors of the economy.
“We pledged to build a society anchored on fairness, decency and integrity. We committed ourselves to serving our countrymen and women with dedication and honesty…. The Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is absolutely on course. We are systematically working to deliver on each of our promises,” he said.
“We promised to restore economic growth and we have. We promised to reduce inflation and we’ve reduced inflation. We promised to reduce interest rates, we’ve done just that. We promised to reduce the debt burden, we’ve reduced the debt burden. We promised to increase agricultural production, we have delivered that.”
Listing other things he described as remarkable achievements of the NPP government, Dr Bawumia said key promises such as the reduction in electricity tariffs has also been fulfilled by the government.
“One District One Factory, we promised, we are delivering. One Village One Dam, we are delivering. Free SHS, we have delivered. Reducing electricity prices, we have delivered. Restoring nursing training allowances, we have delivered. Restoring teacher training allowances, we have delivered. Establishing the Nation Builders Corps, we have delivered.”
“Issuing the national ID card, we are delivering. The Digital Address, we are delivering. The Paperless Ports, we have delivered. Mobile Payments Interoperability, we have delivered. Zongo Development Fund, we have delivered. Reviving our Railways, we have delivered. The Special Prosecutor, we have delivered,” Bawumia said, to loud cheers and applause from the gathering.
The Vice President further assured the gathering at the ceremony of the completion of ongoing construction works for dams under the One village, one dam programme.
He also said that government was constructing boreholes at Buipe, Kpabuso, Kusawgu and Gbirigi as well as CHPS compounds at Tosinape, Bigma, and Kigbripe to serve the healthcare needs of the people there.