President Nana Addo Dankwa has announced that government in its first year in office has saved GH₵145m from dubious procurement deals.
He stated this when he was addressing the media to assess his one year in office.
Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana’s national election on December 9, 2016, becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing the country’s reputation as a standard bearer of democracy.
His party, the New Patriotic Party(NPP)won on the back of promises to create jobs, build a dam in every village and a factory in every district and give each constituency the equivalent of $1 million per year to pursue development projects.
At the same time, it also aims to maintain a tight fiscal stance in a country that is mid-way through an International Monetary Fund program aimed at restoring balance to an economy facing elevated inflation and other problems.
One year on, expectations still remain high among the rank and file of Ghanaians, in spite of government’s meeting some of its policy initiatives such as Free Senior High School education, restored the payment of Teacher trainee and nurses allowances, the establishment of the Special Prosecutor Office among others.
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