Ghana’s Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has argued that the Akufo-Addo administration has touched more lives in two-and-a-half years than any other government in recent history.
Mr Nkrumah said the achievement was a result of the government’s focus on robust social programmes that deliver immediate benefits to many people.
“This government has spent resources and time on social programmes such as Free SHS, transformation of the health sector, School Feeding Programme, Nation Builders Corp among others and we believe these interventions are touching many lives”, he stated.
“This comes in addition to a foundation of strong economic fundamentals and an expanding economy which allows the private sector to create more jobs.”
The Ofoase Ayirebi MP was addressing a government town hall meeting in the Volta regional capital, Ho on Friday, 28 June 2019 on the theme: ‘Delivering on our promises; a focus on social investments’.
This is the second meeting for 2019 after a similar one with the Economic Management Team led by Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia was held in Accra.
Mr Nkrumah said the business of the government was to build an enabling environment and create opportunities for the private sector to generate a lot of growth and jobs and incomes for young people.
“The government, through the Ministry of Information, provides platforms to account to the people and take feedback through numerous engagements and we are happy to showcase our works to you at today’s meeting.”
Eighteen MMDCEs and government ministries are using the town hall in Ho to showcase the progress made on social programmes and development projects in their jurisdiction.
The Ministries of Health, Education, and Gender, as well as the NABCO Secretariat, are also using the meeting to showcase the progress of work in their respective sectors.
Patrons of the meeting expressed excitement and appreciation for the work done so far and urged the government to do more.
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