According to him, there are not enough jobs in the public sector to solve unemployment, therefore, his government will create a thriving economy built on the enterprise and energies of the Ghanaian in the private sector to help create jobs.
Addressing delegates at the NPP’s conference in Cape Coast on Saturday, August 26, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “Many have migrated from party positions to offices in the state. There are many who will wish that they had done so as well and feel disappointed that they couldn’t do so, but I want to say two things. One, it is not possible at any one time for all of us to have jobs in the state machinery. There are not enough jobs in the state machinery to accommodate everybody. But if we stay in office long enough, everybody will have a chance to have their place. So let’s all remember that.
“Two, we came not to create jobs in the state; we came to create jobs in the private sector. That is our mantra. That is our vision. We will leave the creating of state jobs to the socialists who want everything to be dominated by the state. That is not our vision for Ghana, our vision for Ghana is about a thriving economy built on the enterprise and the energy and the initiatives of the Ghanaian private sector [that is] the Ghanaian people.”
On his part, Vice President Dr Mahamamu Bawumia said Ghanaians replaced “incompetence with competence” in last year’s polls as far as Ghana’s economic management is concerned.
According to him, Nana Akufo-Addo has assembled a team of competent men and women who are bringing the economy back onto the right path.
“President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP promised the nation that our government will transform the economy by ensuring that we replace incompetence with competence in the management of the economy,” he said, adding that, “I must say without any fear of contradiction that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indeed replaced incompetence with competence in the management of our economy.”