Socio-economic challenges transient

•   Dr. BoamahThe Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah says the socio-economic challenges confronting the nation are transient.

He indicated that an economy growing about six per cent though plagued with challenges, couldn’t be said to be in crisis.

Dr. Omane Boamah, on Friday, explained that given the measures put in place by government, the medium term prospects were brighter.

He attributed the economic challenges partly to “our middle-income status” and the structure of the economy, which he said was a structure of dependence rather than self-reliance.

The minister underscored the need for a structural transformation to halt the recurrent economic challenges in the country.

This notwithstanding, Dr. Omane Boamah cited the seeming improvement in the energy sector as the beginning of an economic recovery.

According to the minister, when the Kpong Thermal Plant, Navrongo Solar power project and others come on stream, the erratic power supply christened ‘dumsor’ would be a thing of the past.

He added that there has also been some steady growth in all sectors of the economy, which was an indication that all was not gloomy “as some people want it to seem”.

“Government is working assiduously to fulfill all the promises made to Ghanaians because President John Mahama is still the affable caring president we have known over the years.”

Dr. Omane Boamah warned of dire consequences if people he described as doubting Thomases, continue to send panic signals that the economy was in crisis.

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