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We’ve provided more jobs in the last 7 years than any other Gov’t- Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), said that the Akufo-Addo administration has produced more jobs than any other.

The Vice President underlined that between 2017 and 2022, the government generated 2.1 million new employment despite the world economic downturn.

Speaking to the public at the UPSA auditorium in Accra, the NPP flagbearer emphasized that they had doubled the number of fire service people they had recruited, hired 100,000 more teachers, and hired 100,000 more health professionals.

“What is probably the most remarkable development in terms of the economy is that our government has created 2.1 million jobs between 2017 and 2022 notwithstanding the global economic crisis. The public sector recruited 1.2 million people while the private sector created 975,000 jobs (per SSNIT data) . We recruited 100,000 more health workers, 100,000 more teachers, more than doubled the fire service personnel, etc. Our government has quite clearly created more jobs in a seven year period than any government. This is truly remarkable under the circumstances even though we still have to create more jobs,” he remarked.

He claimed that despite the economic downturn, the government had managed to keep the country’s ship afloat and prevent any major disasters.

“Clearly notwithstanding the economic crisis, this government has been able to steer the ship of the nation away from catastrophe. In the face of the crisis, the overall performance of the economy in areas such as GDP Growth, agricultural growth, industrial growth, trade balance, gross international reserves and job creation 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. Due to time constraints.”

The NPP flagbearer said he will shortly “outdoor our Performance Tracker which details all of our achievements in every sector and every district in Ghana.”