The Fixing The Country, a pressure movement have outlined series of public presentations in the next few weeks to show massive support to President Akufo-Addo’s tireless effort at fixing the country.
In a press release signed by the Convenor of the Movement, Mr Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah said the movement is aware of the considerable gains that the country has chalked under the exemplary leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“We can also attest to the fact that he believes in Ghana and the great potentials of the Ghanaian youth which is why about 70% of his policies and programmes are youth-driven,” the group stated.
This group started their massive campaign, a day after another Pressure group, #FixTheCountry organized a demonstration against the leadership of the country on matters they say affect the development of the nation.
The Fixing The Country Movement acknowledged the gain from the Free Senior High School programme, One-District-One-Factory, Digitalization, Free Technical Vocational Education, the Planting for food and jobs, Restoration of Allowances for Teachers and Nursing Trainees, Reviving Scholarship Secretariat, the Nation Builders Corps, Youth in Afforestation, NEIP, the Amplified Projects and the Ghana Enterprises Agency are all youth-driven programmes.
Mr Bempah said the reality is that “we have been going through a big change for the past five years, and with each year, it only seems to grow exponentially. Denial of this does not negate that it has been occurring and will continue to occur.”
He said under the Akufo-Addo led administration, the economy which hitherto had high inflation, a high budget deficit, a depreciating cedi and depleting gross international reserves has been turned around for the better. The Macroeconomic indices attest to this feat with several indicators showing fantastic results never achieved in Ghana’s history.
The Convenor said President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration is the only government since independence that has been able to champion youth-driven policies and programmes in the areas of empowerment, employment, mentorship, training and development.
“The call to Fix the Country is legitimate, and we must all appreciate the fact that President Nana Akufo-Addo is on course in fixing the myriad of problems bedevilling this nation,” Mr Bempah stated.
“As a country, we must not lose sight of the transformation agenda being rolled out by this president. Indeed, in the year 2020, Ghana came second in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa. As a nation, we bagged $2.7billion worth of investment out of which $2.6billion was from FDI.”
He said The FDIs were realized from 271 registered projects in Ghana and it is envisaged that 27,000 direct jobs were created, according to statistics from the Ghana Investment Promotion Center.
Mr Bempah said President Akufo-Addo is supporting Ghanaian workers by throwing a lifeline to them adding that the country’s wage bill has more than doubled in the last three-five years.
“This is why the Fixing The Country Movement, is by this statement calling on all right-thinking Ghanaians to stand by for our maiden match in support of President Akufo-Addo’s resilience in fixing the country.”