The promise by the Akufo-Addo government to build a factory in each of the 216 districts across the country as well as provide a dam in every farming village up north among others are a “sacred contract” between his administration and the people of Ghana, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.
“We consider our promises a sacred contract between us and the people of Ghana. You entrusted us with your future by voting us into power. And Nana Akufo-Addo can assure you that he would work with the team we have with all the skills we can assemble to make this Ghanaian dream a reality,” Dr Bawumia said as he closed the first day of a two-day National Policy Summit at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
He said ahead of the 2016 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo, then flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, shared a “very bold vision” with Ghanaians.
“It is a vision of an optimistic, self-confident and prosperous nation with a strong and thriving democratic society in which mutual trust and economic opportunities exist for all irrespective of their background,” he said.
“This vision is hinged on a number of policies and programmes which the government intends to execute over the next four years and hopefully we are going to execute this vision with competence as well as with clean hands.
“Many of these policies and programmes become household terminologies during the campaign: one-district-one-factory, one-village-one-dam, shifting the focus of the economy from taxation to productivity, modernising agriculture, improving production efficiency, and achieving food security.”
According to Dr Bawumia, the Akufo-Addo government takes all these promises seriously and will make good on them.