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Akufo-Addo govt has created more jobs than any other in 4th Republic – Bawumia

By Vincent Ashitey
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Vice President Bawumia says no government in the history of the 4th Republic has created more jobs than President Akufo-Addo's administration.

He also touted government's record on roads saying President Akufo-Addo has constructed more roads than any other government in the 4th Republic.

He said this when delivering his speech at the Hogbetsotso festival on Saturday, November 5.

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“Let me recall that our government in the last six years  has created more jobs than  any other government  in the Fourth Republic, let me recall  that we have constructed more roads than any other government in the Fourth Republic, Let me recall that we have built more interchanges than any other government in the Fourth Republic, we have built more airports than any other government in the Fourth Republic, more railways than any other government , we have built more classrooms than any other government  in the Fourth Republic.”

He has appealed to Ghanaians to recollect these achievements of the government in the midst of the economic turmoil they are saddled with currently.

Dr Bawumia indicated that the hardships are being felt globally, not only in Ghana.

He said “we all know we are facing global economic crisis which Togbe Sri III referred to. This is a crisis that is being felt all over the world and the cost of living accelerated across the globe.

“If you look at the cost of living as measured by the rate of inflation, between 2019 and now, the rate of inflation has increased by five-fold in Ghana, it has increased by sixteen-fold in Togo, it has increased by eleven-fold in Senegal, it has increased by seven-fold in Cote D’Ivoire and eight-fold in the United Kingdom.

“The increase in the cost of living has caused hardships not only in Ghana but many countries. In fact, the BBC noted about two weeks ago that so far, this year, in 93 countries we have had public protests against the increased cost of living. It is important to know however that amidst all of this turmoil we should put things in perspectives.

The government of Nana Akufo-Addo has over the last six years taken many steps to reposition and transform the economy . So whiles we have hardships today which we are working very hard to alleviate, and Insah Allah, we will deal with it, let us not forget what we have been able to do in the last six years.