The Chief Executive Officer of the Aliu Mahama Foundation cum Technical Economic Advisor at the presidency, Dr Samuel Frimpong believes that, the Akuffo Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is on the right path of recovery the country’s economy.
He said Ghana is trekking on the path that will see all sectors improve the socioeconomic lives of the people.
He admonished the citizenry to continue supporting government to implement all the pro poor policies it has introduced in the country.
Dr. Samuel Kwadwo Frimpong, who is also the Technical Economic Advisor at the Office of the President made these assertions when he honoured an invitation as a Guest Speaker to address the achievements of the NPP government at the Ho Technical University as part of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy (TECON) event on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The Public lecture was held under the theme “One year of Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo-led government; the achievements and its benefits to the citizens”.
Dr Frimpong further lamented that, the economy that was bequeathed to the NPP administration was virtually on its knees and only survived on a life support. He noted that, “today, all the economic variables are moving in the right direction due to the prudent policies the government is implementing.” He added that, “the latest 8.5% economic growth has no equivalent in recent economic history. Inflation is on a consistent fall, exchange rate is stable and our foreign reserves are growing.”
He maintained that the NPP in its first year of governance has commenced the implementation of the most ambitious cardinal policies and programmes. He extolled that, the president Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo for fulfilling some of the party’s 2016 campaign and mustering the rare courage to start-off with most of the difficult but finest programmes in the first year.
“Nana Addo and Dr Bawumia deserves to be enlisted in the hall of fame of fearless leaders for the courage and temerity shown in introducing the Free SHS policy, paperless port system, digital address and in restoring the teacher and nursing trainees allowances among others in the very first year, he posited.”
He however, admitted the natural challenges faced by the government and expressed utmost hope in fulfilling the promises of the government nonetheless since the government has a four year mandate.
The Technical Economic Advisor Dr Samuel Kwadwo Frimpong seized the opportunity to urged the youth to work hard and exploit the entrepreneurial packages the government has established to create employment and empower them. The function was attended by many political figures, including the Volta Regional Minister, the Deputy National Youth Organizer, the Regional Youth Organizer among other dignitaries.
story by: Rubai Abdul Waris & Mohammed Gadafi _ northstarfmonline.com