Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government is focused on tackling the country’s problems, which had come about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a clearly understood and friendly response to some sections of Ghanaians, who have taken to social media to complain about the rising cost of fuel and goods such as cement and iron rods, Vice President Bawumia acknowledged the concerns on his Facebook page and assured of the government’s commitment to solving the problems, which had been heightened by the effects of the pandemic on world economies.
“We are four months into our four-year mandate. The job of a government is to fix problems. This is what we have been doing since 2017,’ Dr. Bawumia wrote on Facebook.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the global economy and caused increases in prices of commodities such as oil, cement and iron rods, as well as the overall cost of shipping,” he explained.
Dr. Bawumia, however, expressed optimism about the way forward in dealing with the problems and added that the government has a track record of fixing problems in the past four years “after inheriting an economy with no bone on the meat”
“Nevertheless, it is very important to place the performance of our government over the last four years after inheriting an economy with “no meat on the bone” on record.
“The facts and data speak for themselves.”
Dr Bawumia listed the problems the Akufo-Addo government has fixed, which he said
included; social intervention programmes to reduce the suffering of citizens, positive economic indicators, job creation, increased agriculture output, critical infrastructure development, digitisation of the economy to make things easy for people, among others.
Vice President Bawumia said the Akufo-Addo government has demonstrated its ability to overcome the present challenges and assured the citizenry of the government’s commitment to do more for the people.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD