President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has once again echoed his commitment to creating the space for the private sector to grow the jobs that Ghanaian youth need.
“Our industrial regeneration, through our policy of 1-District-1-Factory, our agricultural revival, through the program for Planting for Food and Jobs, targeted infrastructural development, especially of our roads and railways, and promoting access to digital technology are going to be the main avenues for job creation,” he stated.
In fulfilling the most basic elements of social justice, President Akufo-Addo indicated that his government has begun the processes of broadening access to quality education and quality healthcare.
“We shall, in September, begin to redeem our pledge of providing free Senior High School Education in our public schools. It is an important tool for the development of our country. We have begun to clear the arrears of debt that were strangling the National Health Insurance Scheme, Kufuor’s great legacy to our nation, so that we will have, again, a buoyant health delivery system to which even the poorest in our society can have ready access,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo made the commitment on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, when he delivered a speech on the theme “Ghana, A Rising Star of Africa”, at an event organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in Berlin, Germany.
The president stressed that good governance and a thriving economy are the surest way towards bringing back laughter into the lives of Ghanaians, and assured that “my government is working hard to make this a reality.”
Ghana, he said, can certainly learn a few things from Germany, especially in the field of skills training and the development of small and medium scale enterprises.
“We have a glaring hole in our technical and vocational education system, and we need urgent lessons in the setup of your apprenticeship scheme. There is a palpable can do spirit now in Ghana. People want to make a success of their lives, and hard work is coming back into fashion. There is a government in place that will provide the leadership needed to inspire”. He said.