Member of Parliament (MP) for the Suame constituency in the Ashanti region Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has stated that the Akufo Addo administration is on course in the delivery of their promises.
He said the socio-economic outlook of the current government is a positive one.
According to him, the economy has been projected by economists and financial experts to grow by 7.3 percent in 2019, adding that after two years of sluggish growth from 2014-2016, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth also reached 6.7 percent in the first quarter of this year.
Mr. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, who was launching a ‘Welfare Fund’ at Suame in the Ashanti Region, a programme initiated by the Suame Constituency of the NPP for the growth of the party, said by dint of hard work, the country’s inflation rate had been reduced to about nine (9) percent.
The fiscal account deficit, he noted, improved marginally from 5.9 percent in 2017 to an estimated 5.7 percent in 2018, while the average lending interest rates also declined by 4.71 percentage points to 16.23 percent in September 2018.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament for Suame, said the NPP Administration believed in promoting pro-poor socio-economic policies in order to better the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian.
For that reason, it behooved on the rank and file of the party to rally behind the government for the successful implementation of on-going development programmes tailored to bring comfort to the people.
They should explain to the masses the policies of the government to help keep the citizenry informed of the direction being towed by the nation.