POLITICS: "Over 5,498 Communities Have Been Declared Open Defecation Free" - Dr. Bawumia
Ghana's Vice President, Dr. Bawumia has commended the Akufo-Addo government for ensuring communities across the country have toilet facility stressing that over 5,498 localities have been declared Open Defecation Free.
According to him, he is happy per the finding adding the NPP government will ensure toilet reaches every community in Ghana.
Speaking at a virtual Government Townhall Meeting and Results Fair showcasing the NPP's infrastructure record in Accra, the Vice President said "Massive investments have taken place in water and sanitation, Dr Bawumia indicated. Various interventions, including the Greater Accra Metropolitan Water and Sanitation Project, Upper East Water Supply Project, Sustainable Rural Water Supply Project, and the Toilet For All project continue to yield results. Over 5,498 communities have been declared Open Defecation Free"
He added he is the country also not recorded any case of cholera.
Speaking on modern markets, Dr. Bawumia explained saying "To spur economic growth, hundreds of modern markets have also been constructed, while a total of 183 companies, 61 of which are existing companies while 122 are new, are benefiting from the One District One Factory initiative. There have also been various infrastructure support for industrial parks and special economic zones across the country including Dawa, Apolonia, Tema Free Zones enclave among others"
Citing numerous examples in digital infrastructure, Energy, Education, Security, Railways, Sports, Housing, Sea Defense and Airports, the digital dared his party’s opponents “to show Ghanaians what they accomplished by way of infrastructure initiated in their first term in office".
“We are however happy to compare our three and a half year record with their 8 year record. The data will show that the infrastructure we have provided in many districts over just three and a half years surpasses what they provided in 8 years. We have done more while actually spending less as a percentage of GDP because of value for money" he noted
“I will like to note that we are not just building infrastructure, we are building a nation. We are building all this infrastructure while staying committed to our social contract to providing free senior high school education, creating jobs, transforming agriculture, industrializing the economy, sustaining the national health insurance scheme, digitizing the economy, ensuring the public safety of Ghanaians, and keeping the lights on"
“The future is bright if we stay the course. That is why we are asking the good people of Ghana to give Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP “four more to do more for you” he concluded.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith