We’ll create jobs, eradicate poverty- Veep

Dr. Bawumia(middle), with Sheikh Khalifa Abudul Faidi Maikano  and members of the delegationVice-president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the government’s commitment to implement programmes and policies aimed at creating jobs and eradicating poverty from the country.

He said the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s agenda for building Ghana was geared towards helping the poor and marginalised citizens and improving their living condition.

“There is an agenda and it is the agenda for building Ghana, rescuing our economy, helping the poor people of Ghana so that we use the wealth of Ghana to remove poverty and create jobs,” he said.

Dr. Bawumia made these remarks when the leadership of the Tijaniyya Muslim Council paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House yesterday.

“We are here to work for the people of Ghana, everybody, without discrimination on the basis of religion or ethnicity. We are here to work for all of Ghana,” he said.

The Vice-president indicated that the government’s 2017 budget, which would be presented to Parliament, next month, had made provisions for the Zongo Development Fund to improve the living condition of residents in Muslim communities.

“For the first time in our history, we will establish this fund. We need to move away from the rice and sugar politics to development, to jobs, to education of our people and that is what we are trying to do,” he said.

Vice-president Bawumia indicated that the government would serve everyone, particularly the poor and marginalised to improve the quality of life in the country.

The leader of the Tijaniyya Muslim delegation, Sheikh Mutawakil, congratulated the government and urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to bring change to the lives of all Ghanaians.

He said the group would continue to pray for the government to succeed and urged the President and his vice not to let Ghanaians down.

By Yaw Kyei

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