Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed strong optimism that the achievements of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) by the end of 2024 will ‘break the 8’.
He claimed that NPP laid a solid economic foundation, initiated projects and executed projects.
He said if they can build on the foundation and complete all ongoing projects, Ghanaians will give them an opportunity to continue with the governance beyond 2024.
He said the NPP would deliver on their promises and continue to rule Ghana beyond 2024.
He added that the government remains committed to fighting corruption and bribery.
He said this when he joined some national, regional, and constituency executives of the NPP to attend the Central Regional TESCON Conference yesterday, Saturday, August 7, 2021.
At the event, he also admitted that Ghana’s debt level has risen but for a good reason.
The second gentleman of the land said the debt level has gone up but the economic management has not gone down.
He indicated that although the debt level has increased, the government has maintained prudent debt levels.
Dr. Mahamudu noted that the government has managed its debt properly as compared to the previous government.
Bad management of the debt level he noted could affect the interest rate, inflation, and growth but that has not happened under the NPP.
He said economic management thrives on these variables and when the NDC was in government, they mismanaged the debt level such that we had a very high-interest rate, very high depreciation of the cedi and low growth.
That was the legacy NDC left us, he stressed.
He added that by 2016, growth was low and the NDC had to run to the International Monetary Fund for support.