President Nana Akufo-Addo today [Thursday], February 08, 2018, delivered his second State of the Nation Address to Parliament. The President touted the achievements of the government in stabilizing the economy, implementing the Free SHS and clearing a huge chunk of debts owed by the National Health Insurance Scheme and contractors in the past one year. He also reiterated the efforts and strategies underway to put the economy on a sound footing, improve agriculture, enhance road network, revive the country’s rail network, the health sector, as well as give real meaning to the fight against corruption.
President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, delivering his second State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, touted the competence of his economic Management Team, led by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, in reviving the national economy, saying the positive indicators had been picked up by international rating agencies. Their performance, he said, while repeating the name of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, had increased the economic growth from 3.6 per cent to 7.9 percent, reduced the debt to GDP ratio and increased the foreign reserves significantly.
Members of Parliament from the Majority side, hailed this information with cheers, while those on the Minority side showed their disapproval with classic characteristic Parliamentary heckling. The public gallery of the House is filled to capacity with anxious Ghanaians anticipating the President to touch on pressing national issues and the solutions to make the work and lives better in the coming months.
The Government’s flagship programmes such as the Free Senior High School Policy, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory, One Constituency, One Million Ghana cedis, among others are also expected to feature with their respective updates.
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