Veep: Govt making steady progress

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahammudu Bawumia has assured that results of policies and programmes implemented by the government will soon translate into rapid transformation of the country.

He expressed confident policies and programmes such as the radical transformation in various sectors of the economy with the help of technology would soon make the country an attractive place to live and work.

“The government is also keeping an eye on the deprived and disadvantaged, reducing electricity and water tariffs, abolishing nuisance taxes, expanding welfare safety net by increasing the share of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund allocated to Persons with Disability (PWDs), expanding School Feeding Programme and providing direct cash grants to deprived households through the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.

Vice President Bawumia, who was addressing the 2018 edition of the joint Annual Dinner and Dance of the United Kingdom (UK) branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Young Executives Forum (YEF), urged Ghanaians to put their shoulders to the wheel and support the government to succeed, to inure to the benefit of all.

“It is the responsibility of the citizenry to work hand-in-hand to ensure success of the Akufo-Addo-led administration, we dare not fail Ghanaians, we are at work cleaning up the mess we inherited, and ensuring restoration of macro-economic stability”.

“We have provided opportunities for 100,000 graduates to gain practical experience while getting paid at the same time through the Nation Builders Corps, doubled Capitation Grant, established three Development Authorities and set up the Zongo Development Fund”.

“At the same time we have embarked on an aggressive agenda to formalise the Ghanaian economy with the help of technology, issuance of a National ID will soon commence,  a unique digital address,  acquisition of passport will soon be done online and acquiring or renewing your driver’s licence is no longer the hustle it used to be”.

“There are exciting times ahead, and I will urge you to contribute your quota towards the monumental effort to ensure development,” Vice President Bawumia indicated.

Papa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, lauded the Ghanaian community for their comportment and a longstanding commitment to helping develop the country through physical and mental contributions.


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