It is fair to say that every sitting government is closely monitored, especially by the opposition parties, in a bid to ensure that Ghanaians get what is deserved.
The politicization of the public policies of a country, more often than not, casts the citizens into groups, each with identifiable interests.
YEN.com.gh brings to you 5 actions by the Akufo-Addo government that became subjects for intensive debates in Ghana:
1. The appointment of Martin Amidu as Ghana's first Special Prosecutor
A cross-section of Ghanaians were literally taken aback when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed that Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor would be Martin Alamisi Amidu, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.
The president eulogized the experience of the astute legal practitioner, and expressed optimism that he would diligently execute his duties.
2. The Free SHS programme
The Free Senior High School (SHS) policy was one of the key campaign promises of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the December 2016 elections.
Questions were raised with respect to aspects of it such as funding and execution. That none withstanding, the first batch of students to enjoy the policy began schooling from September 2017.
3. Paperless ports
Another objective was with a complete overhaul of work done at Ghana’s ports. The decision, it was reportedly fueled by the desire to eliminate corruption at the ports.
This course of action did not go unnoticed, as it was subjected to intense debates by some Ghanaians.
4. Digital address system – "Jack where are you?"
The digital address system, nicknamed “Jack, where are you?” was also subjected to intense scrutiny as Ghanaians debated the need for such a system, especially when the details of the costs involved came to the attention of the public.
5. One district, one factory
Among the many assurances given during the 2016 elections, the then candidate Akufo-Addo assured Ghanaians that factories would be built in selected districts in the country. A year on, it remains of the promises Ghanaians look forward to with hope.
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