- Mahama has revealed that people are really suffering in the country
- According to him, this is as a result of the difficult times under the Akufo-Addo administration
- He added that day-in-day-out, the country records fuel hikes which lead to an increase in the prices of food and commodities
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Former president John Dramani Mahama has said that people are really suffering in the country as a result of the difficult times under the Akufo-Addo administration.
According to Mahama, the prices of food and other important commodities keep shooting up on a daily basis.
He added that the cost of fuel at the pumps keep going up thus, affecting the price of goods on the market.
He made this known in a meeting with the chiefs and other dignitaries in the Eastern Region as part of his Thank you tour.
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“Fuel costs are rising, every day the pump prices go up,” he said.
Mahama said this year, many unions were unhappy when an insignificant 4% increment was given to them while Article 71 officeholders were given bigger increments.
Mahama finally recognises Nana Addo as president
Still, on the tour, Mahama finally recognised Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as president-elect.
Even though he disputed the results of the 2020 general elections as announced by the Chair of the Electoral Commission, he now fully recognises Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana.
“Even though we disagreed with the election process and the Supreme Court ruling, we all respect him as our president, Mahama said.
Over 49,000 beneficiaries NABCo integrated into the public sector
Akufo-Addo has stated that over 49,000 beneficiaries of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCo) have been integrated into the public sector.
He added that others have also become entrepreneurs after gaining the needed experience.
“49,000 have so far transitioned either to permanent employment or working for themselves. That’s nearly 50% of the beneficiaries," he said.
He added that more young graduates will be benefiting from the programme.
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