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May Day: Bawumia Outlines 37 Achievements

May Day: Bawumia Outlines 37 Achievements
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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia noted that after three years in office, the President's hard work and numerous policy interventions had contributed to alleviating the suffering of Ghanaian workers.

"On this workers day, I would like to salute Ghana's number one worker, His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, for his hard work and what he has done for Ghanaian workers after three years in office.

"The suffering of our workers has been reduced by your policies,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

The Vice President proceeded to list 37 policy interventions the Akufo-Addo-led administration has implemented over the past three years to alleviate the suffering of the Ghanaian worker.

Dr Bawumia mentioned the creation of over 350,000 public sector jobs, reduction in cost of electricity, reduction of import duties by 50 per cent, restoration of nursing and teacher trainee allowances, free Senior High School Policy, among others.

He congratulated all Ghanaian workers for their "hard work and patriotic contribution to the development of the nation.

Below is the full list of interventions the Vice President outlined:

  1. Creation of over 350,000 jobs in the public sector alone and much more in the private sector
  2. Reduction in the cost of electricity – compared with the 45 per cent annual average increase between 2013-2016
  3. In the midst of COVID-19, free electricity for lifeline consumers and 50 per cent reduction for all others for the months of April, May and June 2020
  4. In the midst of COVID-19, free water to all Ghanaians for the months of April, May and June
  5. Abolished the payment of utility bills by students
  6. Restoration of macroeconomic stability
    • Inflation down
    • Growth up
    • Interest rates down
    • Exchange rate depreciation down
  7. Domestic Production and supply of personal protective equipment for our health workers
  8. Reducing Import Duties- by 50 per cent
  9. Reduction and abolition of 15 taxes
  10. Planting for food and Jobs- subsidized fertilizer, seeds and extension services to farmers
  11. Restoring the cancelled Teacher Training Allowances
  12. Restoring the cancelled Nursing Training Allowances
  13. Restoring cancelled allowances to Arabic Instructors
  14. Increasing the peace keeping allowances of the military and police from $31 to $35 per day.
  15. Paying arrears of teachers who were paid only three months' salary for over two years of work
  16. Doubling the capitation grant
  17. Absorbing the cost of WASSCE registration
  18. Major increase in scholarship awards to students by the scholarship Secretariat
  19. Increased efficiency of government service delivery through the Digitization of government services such as Passport Application, DVLA, Registrar General, NHIS Renewal, ECG power purchases, etc.
  20. Protecting the deposits of millions of over 14 million Ghanaians by saving the banking system from collapse
  21. Saving the National Health Insurance Scheme from collapse through a drastic reduction in the outstanding arrears to service providers
  22. Massive Payment of arrears to road contractors
  23. Over 600 vehicles and three helicopters other equipment for the police service
  24. One district one factory – on course
  25. Revival of Anglogold Ashanti
  26. Revival of Ghana Publishing Company
  27. Revival of Ghana Post
  28. Revival of our Railways
  29. National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (NEIP)
  30. One Village One Dam – on course
  31. One constituency one ambulance
  32. Emergency medical deliveries through drones (the largest such program in the world)
  33. Nation Builders Corps – 100,000 graduates employed
  34. Absorbing the fees for post graduate medical training –
  35. Restoring research allowances in tertiary institutions –
  36. Employing persons with disabilities to man 50 per cent of all our toll booths
  37. Implementation of Free Senior High School Education

Ayeekooo Mr. President Ayeekooo to all Ghanaian workers!

---GNA

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