President Akufo-Addo has rejected accusations that his government is providing “freebies” instead of sustainable jobs.
Former President John Mahama during an interaction with members of the Association of Road Contractors said the President should focus on providing jobs that will put Ghanaians in the position to afford things they need than giving them free things.
“You must assure the people of jobs; if people are working and getting money what would they need free for if they can afford to pay. And somebody says, let’s have a competition on social intervention; social interventions are consumption,” Mr. Mahama said.
Government has for the past four months absorbed the cost of water for Ghanaians and also subverted electricity charges.
Delivering his 15th address since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana, the President said: “We are not providing freebies, we are providing critical help to households, families and businesses, in the midst of this pandemic, because we care. It is my conviction that, in times of crises, it is the duty of a responsible and sensitive Government to protect the population, and provide relief.
“Let us remember at all times that this phased opening up of our country continues to put an obligation and responsibility on each one of us to remain vigilant, and respect the enhanced hygiene, mask wearing and social distancing protocols that have become part and parcel of our daily routine. They are proving to be effective, so let us employ them wholeheartedly”.
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