Gov’t to spell out measures it will pursue in 2021 for economic recovery


Finance Minister, on Friday, will provide Parliament with details of measures that the government will pursue to spur the process of economic recovery, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The administration, he said, is already taking steps to revitalize and transform the economy.

The process, he said, is hinged on the GH¢100 billion Ghana Cares Obaatan Pa Programme.

President Akufo-Addo disclosed this in his 64th Independence Anniversary speech on Saturday.

According to him, this programme, the linchpin of the government’s drive towards a rapid industrial transformation of the economy, is the main national priority.

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He stated that successfully building a resilient Ghana and a strong economy capable of withstanding future external shocks such as Covid-19 require all Ghanaians to put their shoulders to the wheels.

He said, “A year from now the benefits of economic recovery should begin to show, and the quest to move Ghana to a situation beyond aid should be accelerated and our self-reliance enhanced.”

“A year from today we should regain our pride of place as one of the fastest-growing economies not only in Africa but also in the world.”

“A year from now, we should be processing more and more of our raw materials to help create jobs for the millions of Ghanaian youth.”

“A year from now more and more Ghanaian children should be having access to education and every district and region should have a hospital where residents will be able to have decent affordable health care.”

He stressed that this is not beyond Ghanaians if they put their hearts and minds into it.

He noted that as the first country to gain independence in colonial Africa Ghana can make it, and protect her heritage and environment.

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