The Progressive People’s Party has cautioned the NDC-Government to save Ghanaians further economic hardships in 2015.
A statement signed by General Secretary Kofi Asamoah-Siaw said: “The current political leaders should use their talents to give back progress and development to the people and save us from the economic hardships experienced in 2014.”
“They should provide education and job opportunities and not more illiteracy, poverty and joblessness among the youth,” the statement said.
According to the party, “we need salvation in 2015 from cedi depreciation, corruption, incompetence and mismanagement.”
“The Ghana Cedi recorded one of its worst depreciation in the year 2014. Already the rating agency, FITCH, has warned that the Cedi would start deprecating again if the government does not quickly reach an agreement with the IMF.
“The PPP wishes to remind the NDC government that we need salvation from another year of economic hardship,” it stressed.
The party also urged the Government to use the country’s oil and gas revenue to provide free education to pupils and students.
“The government should implement a free and compulsory education programme for all Ghanaians from Kindergarten to Senior High School as a means of a major transformation of our economy.
“The President and the NDC government should spend proceeds from our oil deposits to fund this education policy as a means of an equitable distribution of our national resources.
“This should be the most significant gift that we can get from the numerous natural resources God has given to this country,” the statement said, adding that public servants and officialdom must be selfless and sacrificial in serving the country.