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19 July 2017

#QuizNana: We introduced unorthodox means to address our desperate conditions – Akufo-Addo

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the introduction of some unorthodox measures to transform the economy was borne out of the desperate conditions in which Ghanaians found themselves in.

According to him, in reshaping the Ghanaian economy to make it more productive, it was incumbent on his administration not to do things in the business as usual manner.

“The Asempa Budget which was presented to Parliament by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Ata in March set the tone for the new ways of doing things to transform our economy. It also provided us an opportunity to deliver some of the promises we made during the campaign. Nurses and Teacher Trainee allowances have been restored. Nuisance taxes have been abolished and measures have been taken to shape the economy from taxation to production,” he noted.

President Akufo-Addo made this observation when he interacted with Editors and some Senior Journalists at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

The encounter was for him to avail himself and account for his stewardship having been in power for six months.
President Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on January 7, 2017, after winning 53.84% of votes cast in the December 7, 2016 elections.

Speaking further on the matter, the President said all micro economic indicators point to the fact that the “economy is beginning to turn for the better.”

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