- Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has listed some 70 problems fixed by the Akufo-Addo administration
- This, he said was done despite inheriting a tattered economy
- His comments come on the back of an online protest urging the administration to fix the country's numerous problems
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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the job of the Akufo-Addo administration is to fix problems of the country including rising unemployment among the youth.
“This is what we have been doing since 2017,” he stated in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh.
The vice president’s comments come on the back of a social media campaign by some unhappy Ghanaians over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag ‘Fix The Country’.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
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The angry youth threatened to demonstrate on Saturday, 9 May to pile pressure on the government to fix the country.
Dr. Bawumia listed a number of problems the Akufo-Addo administration inherited from the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration and fixed in its four and half years in government.
He said, “…it is very important to place the performance of our government over the last four years after inheriting an economy with ‘no meat on the bone’ on record.”
The vice president’s post generated massive reaction support and outrage and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Kwame Buasapa said: “The masses are saying all what you've claimed to be your achievements aren't happening and are calling on you to fix it yet you're still spreading these falsehoods. You've simply lost touch with reality on the ground.”
Stephen Baffoe added: “When the fundamentals are weak covid-19 will expose you. You are here talking about covid-19 are we e only African country affected by covid-19 go to our neighbouring countries they're doing very well in the economy. So stop this excuses and fix e economy.”
Salifu Haruna stated: “We the youth in Ghana are not going to be joking again, we will hold every politician accountable for their words. No politician can throw dust into our eyes again. Bawumia is de biggest scam in the history of Ghanaian politics.”
Godwin Odoi observed: “Those talking are not providing any alternative. Where is the alternative budget of the opposition? I have not seen it. And is just lazy talk. They never opposed using the tax money in building party constituency office. They should stop wasting our time.”
Tikan Bismark stated: Perhaps those in government should listen to the youth..
1. Accommodation issues with exorbitant prices. No proper regulations
2. Fight corruption vigorously
3. Stable supply of electricity and water etc
Basic things once you continue to have problems around these areas the people who put you up there will come after you. Fix it!!”
Meanwhile, in an earlier YEN.com.gh report, the director of communications at Ghana Gas Company Limited, Ernest Owusu Bempah, has taken the conveners of the social media campaign ‘Fix the country’ to the cleaners for demanding improvement in the livelihoods of the citizenry.
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In a scathing Facebook on popular individuals who have joined the campaign, the vociferous communications director said he had been holding himself “from getting into the gutter with these self-styled comedians who dabbles in social media politicking.”
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