By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Deputy Minister of Information, Mr. Pius Enam Hadzide has called on Ghanaians to give the Nana Akufo-Addo led government a little more time to deliver on all its promises to the good people of Ghana.
According to Mr. Hadzide, government had done incredibly well since coming into office in a spate of less than two years.
He said this during the 2018 town hall meeting of the Ho Municipal Assembly hall on Wednesday. The town hall meeting organised by the Ministry of Information (MoI) in collaboration with the Information Services Department (ISD) and the Municipal Assembly was aimed at explaining government and Assembly’s programmes and policies to the general public.
Government To Grow Economy
The Deputy Minister intimated that government had managed to put in measures for the growth of Ghana’s economy which now stands at 9.1 per cent from the 3.7 it inherited, assuring it is committed to lessening the financial burdens of the citizenry, especially the poor as evidenced in its flagship programmes.
He mentioned the free senior high school project which is in its second year of implementation and giving respite to poor parents who otherwise would not have been able to send their wards to school. He talked about the expansion of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) to cover more beneficiaries and also the school feeding programme to include more schools nationwide.
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He therefore urged citizens to reject the propaganda of some people to downplay the achievement of the current administration because the government has the interest of the populace at heart.
The Regional Information Officer, Mr. Stephen Adzah who commended the current government for its efforts to make life easier for the people, walked the participants through government programmes including agriculture, highlighting the flagship Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Food and Export as well as provisions made for fishing and animal farming to benefit everyone in the agriculture sector.
Mr. Adzah touched on Nation Builders Corps under which 100,000 unemployed graduates across the country are being engaged in 7 different modules to be paid monthly.
He also spoke of education, emphasizing on free education, 100 per cent increase in capitation grant (from Gh¢4.50p-Gh¢9.00), expansion of the school feeding programme and restoration of teachers and nurses allowances.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ho Central, Mr. Nelson Akorli disclosed that the municipality had had its share of $1 million per constituency identifying programmes that had been completed and those still ongoing.
Under the 1 District-1 Factory, he said the municipality had 3 factories currently at various stages of implementation and assured that the promises of the President were being fulfilled.
Ho To be Oxygen City
The MCE who touted Ho as the cleanest town in Ghana commended the collaborative efforts of the 3 waste management companies in the municipality and hinted that the Assembly will be embarking on a drive to make Ho the tourist destination in Ghana.
He said the beautification plans when fully implemented will rebrand Ho as the “Oxygen City of Ghana” from its current name “City of the Valley”, saying this will come with a price as buildings that were not properly sited will be demolished and asked assembly members to support him for a successful implementation.