Facts not cacophonies Dr. Bawumia: The most effective Vice-President in Ghana’s history

1. Lower inflation, lower interest rates and lower depeciation of the cedi

2. Planting for Food and Jobs program

3. Pension scheme for cocoa farmers.

4. One District One Warehouse initiative

5. One District, One Factory Initiative. 77 factories so far

6. Development Authorities – One Counstituency One Million dollars

7. Zongo Development Fund

8. Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) – 100,000 graduates recruited

9. 750,000 public sector workers recruited.

10. Import duties reduced by between 30%-50%

11. Lowest average annual increase (8.25%) in petroleum prices in the fourth republic

12. Cumulative reduction of electricity tariffs during the first term;

13. Increased local processing of cocoa from 20% to 40%.

14. National ID card (Ghanacard) scheme.

15. Digital address system

16. Mobile Money interoperability (MMI)

17. Universal QR Code payment system

18. Renewal of national health insurance membership on their phones

19. ECG customers can now easily buy pre-paid electricity units from your mobile phone.

20. The online passport application processes

21. Paperless ports

22. Digitization of the operations of DVLA

23. Provision of free Wifi to senior high schools, the 46 Colleges of Education, 13 public universities.

24. Increased the number of people with Tax Identification Numbers from 750,000 in 2016 to 15.5 million

25. Reduced or Abolished 15 taxes

26. Government is now paying the examination registration fees of BECE and WASSCE candidates

27. Restoration of teacher training allowances

28. Restoration of nursing training allowances

29. Scholarships increased by 70%

30. One Constituency one Ambulance

31. Introduced drones in the delivery of critical medicine, vaccines

32. SSNIT pension can now be received within 10 days of application

33. Expanded school feeding by 78%

34. Expanded the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme by 53%

35. Doubled the capitation grant

36. Abolished utility bills for tertiary students

37. Abolished the 3-month arrears policy for teachers who had worked 2-3 years

38. Abolished market tolls for kayayei.

39. Increased the allowances for peacekeeping soldiers from $30 to $35

40. Increased the share of the DACF to persons with disabilities by 50%

41. Employing 50% of the persons who manage the country’s toll booths from amongst Persons with Disabilities.

42. Doubled the capitation grant

43. One village one dam and constructed over 400 dams

44. No guarantor required for student loans

45. Free TVET education

46. Free Senior High School education

By Razak Kojo Poku