The Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta has described the achievements chalked by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, ten months into their tenure given how little the previous administration had left in the nation’s coffers as a “miracle.”
Scoring Akufo-Addo’s gov’t after 10 months, Ken Ofori Atta, read the government’s budget and policy statement today [Wednesday] for 2018. He listed a number of programmes undertaken by the administration since they came into office highlighting on some key point their tenure has achieved for the country and its economy.
He spoke about government’s introduction of the free senior high school policy, which began in September, the restoration of the allowances for trainee teachers and nurses among others.
The government has also announced that at least 173 factories are in the process of being rolled out, as part of its ‘One District, One Factory’ programme, while the National ID Card and National Digital Property Addressing System were recently rolled out.
“In my debut appearance in this august House, my backbencher friends across the aisle traded Bible quotations with me, as I invoked the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, and three fishes (Mathew 13), they responded with Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus,” he said.
“I can only add that the combination of Philippians 4:19, and Mathew 13, hard work and obedience have greatly benefited our dear country.”
Meanwhile, according to Ken Ofori-Atta, despite the precarious position in which the Mahama government had left the economy, the government had succeeded in implementing a number of the targets, whilst others were set to take off.
He also added that government is “creating opportunities for women participation in the job and wealth creation whereas Mental health is of importance to the government.”
He was quick to add that, Ghana, a third world country needs borrowing to survive.
“We talk like Ghana is a first world country; we forget that Ghana is a third world country. We can’t achieve the infrastructural projects we have planned for if we don’t borrow”
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