President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is urging Ghanaians and the business community to trust him, as he works at ensuring economic discipline in the country.
This says, will help accelerate his government’s quest to attract the much needed investements and investors into the country.
President Akufo-Addo who was speaking at the commissioning what will be Africa’s biggest diaper manufacturing factory yesterday under the 1D1F policy on the final day of his 3-day tour of the Greater Accra Region at the Bortianor, in the Ngleshie Amanfro constituency reiterated his commitment at creating a congenial atmosphere that will ensure private sector growth.
He said “It has to do with creating the conditions for investment in our country, and that is why it is extremely important for government to commit itself to the discipline that would enable it have a strong macroeconomy.”
President Akufo-Addo assured that “so long as I am your President, that discipline is going to be there in the management of the economy. We are not going to preside over widening deficits, high debts, high rates of interest, unstable currency, and erratic power supply. That is not the path of the Akufo-Addo government for Ghana.”
Apart from establishing a strong macro economy, providing good governance, he noted that the other important contribution of government to the economic development of our country is to make sure that Ghanaian industries and industries established in Ghana, do not meet unfair competition from others.
“So that is another responsibility of government, to create a level playing field for Ghanaian industries. It is establishing industries here in Ghana that we can get work for our young people. When we continue to depend on imports, we are creating jobs for other people overseas. Let us work hard to create jobs here for our people in Ghana, by encouraging investments like what we are seeing today,” he added.
To the Chiefs and people of Bortianor/Ngleshie Amanfro, President Akufo-Addo urged them to “collaborate with our Chinese friends who have shown confidence in our country, and let them see that Ghanaian people know how to conduct ourselves properly, and we know how to conduct ourselves properly.”