Government’s flagship programmes need our support!

POLITICAL parties are entrusted with the mantle of leadership to improve upon the wellbeing of their citizens.

THIS, the party in government does, by implementing development programmes outlined in its manifesto.

OBVIOUSLY, a party in government would not be serving the purpose of its citizenry if its policies do not inure to their benefit.

IN the run-up to the 2016 general election, the ruling New Patriotic Party (then in opposition at the time) spelt out in its manifesto developmental programmes which implementation when voted into power would improve our lot.

AMONGST what the party described at the time as its flagship programmes were Free Senior High School (SHS) educational policy, One-District, One-Factory (1D, 1F), Planting for Food and Jobs, One-Village, One Dam, and other development-centred programmes.

LAST Tuesday, Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, addressing a press conference in Accra, disclosed that the government, as of the end of January this year, had released more than GH¢1.1 billion to support its flagship programmes.

WHAT is more, the sector minister explained that the strategy is intended to create more jobs and enhance economic growth and development.

IT is refreshing to know that the Akufo-Addo administration is keen on ensuring that it carries through its flagship programmes.

SERIOUSLY, these programmes, if well executed, would benefit enormously the masses of this country.

WELL one thing is clear about this administration.  That is to say that it is bent on fulfilling its electioneering campaign promises.  This is indeed encouraging

AT least, we seem to have a paradigm shift albeit it is early days so far as the Akufo-Addo led NPP administration is concerned.

IT is from the above that Today urges Ghanaians to support the government in whichever way we could to ensure that these development-centred programmes are implemented and sustained

ALREADY, we have seen the benefits of the free SHS education policy and the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative.

WE have also seen how Ghanaians, especially those in the lower income bracket, have benefited from the free SHS.

FOR us at Today these flagship programmes are all good and what we can do is to ensure that they are sustained to become success stories.

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