According to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the Akufo-Addo administration has achieved numerous outstanding victories across a wide range of industries, despite the prolonged global economic crisis, which has had a catastrophic impact on the Ghanaian economy over the past two and a half years.
Dr. Bawumua said the economic difficulties the nation is experiencing are a result of the overall global economic crisis, which is due to the combined effects of the covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, among other factors. He was speaking at the centennial anniversary launch of Accra Senior High School.
“In spite of the economic challenges, which are as a result of factors including covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war, many people turn to forget the many good things our government has done, which are making a significant impact,” Dr Bawumia said.
“We have achieved many significant things, which are firsts in the history of our country,” he added.
Dr. Bawumia listed a number of programs and initiatives the administration has successfully implemented since taking office in 2017 in several sectors.
Regarding education, Dr. Bawumia stated that the government understands the value of a well-informed populace and continues to invest in the field, particularly Free SHS, which he observed is having a big influence in many homes despite the difficulties.
“So far so good; the Free SHS and the Free TVET are benefitting tens and thousands of many Ghanaian young children and alleviating the burdens of families,” Dr Bawumia said.
“As a result of Free SHS, more girls have enrolled and there is now significant gender parity in the enrolment of Free SHS.”
Dr. Bawumia also cited a variety of government infrastructure initiatives, such as the improvement of road and educational facilities.
Regarding programs and initiatives, Dr. Bawumia emphasized that the government has implemented a number of them despite the difficulties, calling them “firsts in the history of our country.”
They included the government’s provision of free water and electricity to Ghanaians at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening of more than 100 factories under 1D1F, the use of drones to deliver vital medical supplies, the NHIS’s coverage of the costs associated with children with cancer, investments in and a focus on digitisation that resulted in the issuance of the Ghana card to more than 16 million Ghanaians, mobile money interoperability, e-pharmacy, and
Dr. Bawumia encouraged the populace to support the government while assuring them of the government’s determination to improve the situation and make life simpler for Ghanaians.
Dr. Bawumia asked the populace to support the government as it fulfills its primary purpose of better preparing our future leaders for a thriving Ghana, while also assuring them of the government’s determination to turn things around and make life easier for Ghanaians.
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On the occasion of the school’s centennial, Dr. Bawumia praised the founders of Accra High School for their vision and the institution itself for the significant contributions it has made to education in the nation. Accra High School was the first senior secondary school to be established in the Eastern Province of the Gold Coast (currently Greater Accra and Eastern Regions).
“Permit me to pay a glowing tribute to the founder of this school, Late Rev. James Thomas Roberts, his able assistants namely Barrister J. A Glover Addo, Dr E.V Nanka Bruce and John Buckman, and all who worked tirelessly to assist him to establish this school,” Dr Bawumia said.
Dr Bawumia also extended appreciation to past heads of the school, as well as tutors and staff, who “in one way or the other, have contributed meaningfully to the success of Accra High School.”
“I know you have produced many distinguished and outstanding students and also contributed immensely to education in the country.”
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