We have achieved a lot despite covid and Ukraine conflict, Bawumia Speaks. Bawumia has remarked that despite the global economic crisis, which has devastated Ghana’s economy in the previous two and a half years, the NPP administration has had significant victories in various areas.
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Dr. Bawumua accepted the economic issues the nation is experiencing during the centennial anniversary inauguration of Accra Senior High School. He said they are a consequence of the global economic crisis, caused by the covid-19 epidemic and the Ukraine conflict, among other things.
Dr. Bawumia said the NPP has achieved considerable progress in several areas.
“Despite economic hardships from covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, many people forget the excellent things our administration has done,” he remarked
“We have achieved many significant things, which are firsts in the history of our country,” he added.
The Vice President then listed a number of policies and interventions the government has successfully achieved in different sectors since assuming office in 2017.
On education, Dr. Bawumia said the government recognises the significance of an educated population, and its continuous investment in the sector, especially Free SHS, inspite of the challenges, is making a significant impact in many homes.
“So far so good, the Free SHS and the Free TVET are benefitting tens and thousands of many Ghanaian young children and alleviating the burdens of families,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“As a result of Free SHS, more girls have enrolled and there is now significant gender parity in the enrollment of Free SHS.“
Dr. Bawumia mentioned government infrastructure initiatives, including education and road growth.
Dr. Bawumia noted that despite the hurdles, the administration has implemented “firsts in our country’s history”
They included free water and electricity to Ghanaians during the covid-19 pandemic, the establishment of over 100 factories under 1D1F, delivery of essential medical supplies to remote areas through drones, NHIS covering the cost of children with cancer, investment and focus on digitization, which ensured the issuance of the Ghana card to over 16 million Ghanaians, mobile money interoperability, e-pharmacy, and expansion of Ghanaians with tax ids.
“While assuring of government’s resolve to turn things around and make life easier for Ghanaians, Dr. Bawumia also urged all to rally behind the government, as it delivers on its core mandate of preparing our future leaders better for a prosperous Ghana.