POLITICS: “Digitization Has Reduced Corruption Significantly” – Bawumia
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has praised the Akufo-Addo led administration for fighting corruption in the country through digitization.
According to him, the NPP over the last four years, have strengthened the regulatory and legal framework to fight corruption in the country.
Speaking at the Nation Building Update in Accra, the Vice President said “We are fighting corruption. Over the last four years, we have strengthened the regulatory and legal framework to fight corruption as well as passing into law several pieces of anti-corruption related legislation.”
Dr. Bawumia also made a strong case saying “Digitization has significantly reduced corruption in places such as the ports, DVLA, passport office, NHIS, hospitals, ECG, etc.”
He also stressed that the NPP party has also improved the financing of governance and anti-corruption MDAs like the Ministry of Justice and Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Special Prosecutor, NCCE, CHRAJ, and EOCO.
Speaking on the creation of more secure environments, he said “Over the last four years, we have invested significantly towards enhancing public safety and security by providing equipment and logistics and recruiting personnel into the security services”
The Vice President also noted that President Akufo-Addo has provided strong, decisive leadership in managing the coronavirus pandemic and its effects, and committed significant financial resources in helping households, health workers, businesses, workers and MSMEs cope with the disruptions to lives, livelihoods, supply chains, and business continuity.
“We have shown that, with good governance, we can help make life better for every Ghanaian, young and old, no matter where you live in this country. We want to do more over the next four years towards our overall vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid”, he mentioned.
Touching on the creation of jobs, Dr. Bawumia further explained that in four years, the NPP has created over two million jobs in the formal sector, including through government programmes such as NABCO (100,000 jobs to unemployed graduates), NEIP, and Planting for Food and Jobs.
“We have also hired nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers, recruited new teachers, police officers, and many others in the public sector after many years of employment freeze under the previous Government” he stressed.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith