Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has pegged the number of jobs created by the Akufo-Addo-led government at 2.1 million.
Speaking about his objectives for the country in the quest to win the Presidential elections this year, he enumerated some achievements of his government and asked for another term to take Ghana to the next chapter.
He said that over two million jobs were created in both the private and public sectors of the economy between 2017 and 2022, an achievement he said is unprecedented.
“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,” he said during his address at the University of Professional Studies, Accra on February 7.
Despite inheriting a challenging economy and subsequently facing global economic challenges, Dr Bawumia said the economy has witnessed significant growth in GDP, agriculture, industrial, trade balance and gross international reserves.
In terms of infrastructure, he said over 11,674 Km of road construction and rehabilitation with an unprecedented railways construction or rehabilitation, an extension of the rural telephony network to 1008 sites, 115 libraries built, 783 cyberlabs in public and community schools, unprecedented sports facilities construction, and others.
The 2024 flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not leave out his digitalization projects, which have contributed to creating a modern nation out of Ghana. These initiatives include forging unique identities for citizens, instituting a working address system and implementing Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI).