Speaking much of the ailing economy of the country does not mean I complain too much but it is to help get it fixed as I was elected not to complain, President Akufo Addo has said.
“Mr. Speaker, it gives me no joy to tell the story of the economy as it is – as we inherited it. Too much time, energy and resources were spent in the past, in my view, without a deliberate, conscious assessment of their impact on jobs, and whether or not we were spending wisely to improve the lives of the people, communities and businesses”.
“But, I was not elected by the overwhelming majority of the Ghanaian people to complain. I was elected to get things done. I was elected to fix what is broken and my government and I are determined to do just that”.
Delivering his first state of the nation address today at the parliament house he said, “I wasn’t elected by the people to complain but to get things done.
He spoke of the budget which will be delivered in about ten days saying it will confront the problems in the economic sector as it will “implement some tough, prudent and innovative polices to get out of this financial cul-de sac.”
“We must and we will confront the problems of the economy,” he stated.
He said some levies and tariffs will also be reduced to achieve that aim.
“We’ll reduce significantly some of the levies and tariffs.”
The high cost of electricity is making it difficult for businesses to grow or expand themselves.
“This makes it very difficult to start or run a business here and be competitive. The cost of energy destroys businesses large and small. It is the bane of the vulcanizer, the tailor, the dressmaker and the hairdresser, the carpenter and the wayside fitting mechanic. It destroys jobs. It compounds poverty. The current state of the energy situation in our country is unsatisfactory.
The problems are enormous, but we must, and we will, confront them”.
Source: Topfmonline.com/Maame Yaa Emefa Coffie