The Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says that ever since they came into power, they’ve been committed to making the living conditions of Ghanaians a better one.
He further said that the government’s performance has been outstanding even through the time of the pandemic with increase in prices of commodities such as oil, cement and iron rods.
“We are four months into our [second] four-year mandate. The job of the government is to fix problems. This is what we have been doing since 2017. The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the global economy and caused increases in prices of commodities such as oil, cement and iron rods as well as the overall cost of shipping.”
“Nevertheless, it is very important to place the performance of our government over the last four years after inheriting an economy with ‘no meat on the bone’ on record. Ours is a government that listens and cares. The facts and data speak for themselves,” Dr. Bawumia said in a Facebook post.
The comments made were in response to some Ghanaians who have expressed their displeasure in the recent handling of the economy by the government. Recently, there was a trend on all social platforms dubbed #Fixthecountrynow which is as a result of what they call ‘poor handling of the economy’. The group sited examples such as dumsor, unemployment and poor healthcare facilities problems that needs to be fixed. They planned a demonstration on May 9th of which they needed police protection but the police turned the request down.