Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has touted the achievement of the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia government in the area of job creation claiming the administration has created 2.1 million jobs between 2017 & 2022.
According to him, this remarkable development is notwithstanding the global economic crisis.
Speaking at his first lecture after being elected the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Vice President Bawumia disclosed that the public sector recruited 1.2 million people while the private sector created 975,000 jobs according to SSNIT data.
”We recruited 100,000 more health workers, 100,000 more teachers and more than doubled Fire Service personnel and so on. Our government clearly has created more jobs in the last seven years than any other government in the fourth Republic. This is truly remarkable under the circumstances even though we still have to create more jobs.”
Dr. Bawumia stated that notwithstanding the economic crisis, this government has been able to steer the ship of this nation away from catastrophe.
”In the face of the crisis, overall performance of the economy in areas such as GDP growth, industrial growth, trade balance growth, gross international reserves and job created has demonstrated resilience. Available data also shows that notwithstanding the challenging economy we inherited and the global economic crisis that ensued, government has chalked a large number of achievements across the country.”