Bawumia touts NPP’s 40 ‘fulfilled’ promises

Some of the promises he said included the free Senior High School program, mobile money interoperability, digital address system, stabilisation of the cedi, national ID card system, restoration of nursing trainee allowances among others.

In a post on Facebook wishing Ghanaians a happy new year said he is looking forward to a “blossoming 2019.”

“We promised Free SHS to reduce the hardship on parents, and we have delivered. We promised to restore teacher training allowances to reduce the hardship on teacher trainees, and we have delivered,” he added.

Members of the opposition National Democratic Congress have consistently chastised the governing party accusing it of lying its way to power.

The NDC argue that the NPP has not been able to manage the economy to expectation and has also done worse things they accused the NDC of.

But President Nana Akufo-Addo and his party officials believe they have performed creditably well.

Below is Dr Bawumia’s full post on Facebook:

Bawumia on Facebook

Dear friends,

As we come to the end of 2018, we have to thank God for all his mercies. We are thankful for what God has made possible for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo and the NPP to accomplish during our first two years in office. In particular:

• We promised Free SHS to reduce the hardship on parents, and we have delivered.

• We promised to restore teacher training allowances to reduce the hardship on teacher trainees, and we have delivered.

• We promised to restore nursing training allowances to reduce the hardship on nursing trainees, and we have delivered.

• We promised to establish a Zongo Development Fund, and we have delivered.

• We promised a renewed focus on agriculture through the Planting For Food and Jobs program, and we have delivered.

• We promised to issue National ID Cards, and we are delivering.

• We promised to implement a National Property Digital Address System, and we have delivered.

• We promised to digitise the clearance of goods at the ports through paperless ports, and we have delivered.

• We promised to establish three Development Authorities (Northern, Middle Belt and Coastal) and we have delivered.

• We promised a One District One Factory program, and we are delivering.

• We promised a One Village One Dam program, and we are delivering.

• We promised a One District One Warehouse program, and we are delivering.

• We promised to implement a Nation Builders Corps program to reduce the hardships on the graduate unemployed, and we have delivered

• We promised to implement a National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program to provide support and reduce hardships of entrepreneurs, and we have delivered

• We promised to rehabilitate VALCO to resume operations, and we have delivered.

• We promised to leverage our natural resources to obtain a $2 billion innovative infrastructure financing arrangement with Sinohydro, and we have delivered.

• We promised to establish integrated bauxite and aluminium industry, and we are delivering

• We promised to implement mobile money interoperability, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reduce electricity prices, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reduce the hardship in obtaining a drivers license, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reduce the hardship in obtaining a passport, and we have delivered

We promised to reduce the hardships in renewing the national health insurance, and we have delivered.

• We promised to establish an Office of the Special Prosecutor on Corruption, and we have delivered.

• We promised to revive Ghana’s railways, and we are on course.

• We promised a transparent allocation of Ghana’s oil blocs, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reverse the trend of declining economic growth, and we have delivered.

• We promised to restore discipline in the management of our public finances, and we have delivered with lower fiscal deficits.

• We promised to pass a Fiscal Responsibility Act, and we have delivered.

• We promised to establish a Fiscal Council, and we have delivered.

• We promised to Establish a Financial Stability Council, and we have delivered

• We promised to reduce inflation to single digits, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reduce interest rates, and we are delivering.

• We promised to keep our exchange rate relatively stable even in the midst of global volatilities, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reverse Ghana’s trade position with the rest of the world from deficit to surplus, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reduce taxes, and we reduced and abolished 17 different taxes in two years. We have delivered.

• We promised to revive the NHIS, and we have cleared the GHC1.2 billion arrears inherited under the NHIS. The NHIS is working again. We have delivered.

• We promised to move away from a predominance of sole sourcing to tendering in procurement, and we have delivered.

• We promised to bring about a change from destructive galamsey activities to more regulated small-scale mining activities, and we have delivered.

• We promised to reduce the hardships of the disabled and increase the share of the DACF to persons with disabilities by 50%. We have delivered.

• We promised to double the Capitation Grant, and we have delivered.

– We promised to create six new regions, and we have delivered.

It has been two years of hard but fruitful work for the people of Ghana. We thank God for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo!!!

It has been an honour for me Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to serve as his Vice-President.

We look forward to a blossoming 2019.

Happy New Year in advance.

Many of the projects, policies and laws listed in the vice president’s facebook post have been launched or at various stages of implementation. While the One District, One Factory and One District One Warehouse projects are ongoing, the government’s free SHS policy has been fully implemented.

The implementation of the policy which led to an increase in the enrolment has resulted in a new semester system known ad double-track system where students alternate semesters in school.

Last week, Ghanaians living in districts marked for the creation of new regions voted overwhelmingly in favour of the decision which others consider to be expensive and unnecessary.

Meanwhile, there has been criticism for the government’s implementation of the digital address system and the establishment of the bauxite refinery.

 

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