2nd term: Akufo-Addo pledges to employ many youth and build strong economy
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to work arduously to create countless jobs to employ especially the teeming unemployed youth in order to robust the economy of the country.
According to him his second administration would focus solely on economic robustness and infrastructural improvement to accelerate development.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed this in his inaugural address in Parliament on Thursday January 7, 2021.
He said his government in its first term ensured that the country’s economy was strengthened and attracted major international businesses.
That, President Akufo-Addo indicated exhibited the economy’s buoyancy.
During his second four-year term, he pledged that premium would be placed on value addition to employ more young people and give them the opportunity to improve their living standards.
“Ghana remains one of the most attractive destinations on the continent for direct foreign investment. The presence in the country of some of the world’s largest conglomerates attesting to this fact. Establishing a strong economy, undergoing a structural transformation with value-added activities which will generate jobs for our young people and enhance their living standards will be the main preoccupation of my second term,” President Akufo-Addo said.
His government, he noted would continue to roll out social interventions that would provide equal opportunity for development for all Ghanaians.
Touching on the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme, President Akufo-Addo stated that his government believed in the tenets of social justice and was working hard to make sure the financial considerations did not determine the fate of any Ghanaian child.
He also reiterated that the year 2021 would continue to be the “Year of Roads” for his government.
The focus, President Akufo-Addo observed was to continue to extend and expand the road infrastructure in the country.
He expressed optimism that undertaking such development would bring to an end the cries of Ghanaians for better road networks and quality road infrastructure.
“Our roads are being constructed at a faster pace than before, and yes, there are still many more kilometers to construct. We defined last year as the year of roads. This year will be the second year of roads as we continue with our focus on dealing with the deficits of our road infrastructure,” he added.