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Bawumia lists 30 “FIRST TIME IN HISTORY” policies to help NPP to “Break the 8” in 2024

Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has listed up to thirty novel interventions which have been implemented by the Akufo-Addo government to make the lives of Ghanaians better since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took office in 2017.

He believes that the NPP’s resolve of breaking the 8 years governance cycle in 2024 would be anchored on those “historic” policies.

Addressing NPP delegates and party faithful at the 2021 National Annual Delegates Conference which was held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi yesterday, he said among other things that, “the changes we are making as a party in government are historic and we are building on the distinguished legacy of President J.A. Kufuor.” “Ours is a government that is thinking outside the box to transform Ghana”, he added.

Read below the full list of 30 policy initiatives that were highlighted in Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s speech

For the first time in our history, Ghana has successfully issued a Digital National ID Card.

For the first time in our history, Ghana has implemented a Digital Property Addressing System.

For the first time in our history, Ghana has Mobile Money Interoperability; people may take this for granted, but when we came into office, the NDC was trying to implement this for 1.2 billion Dollars, we spent 4.5 million Dollars to Implement Mobile Money Interoperability; and by implementing Mobile Money Interoperability, we have been able to create a digital economy.

Total mobile money transactions in 2016 was 78 billion; by the end of this year, mobile money transactions will hit about 800 billion; this is what we mean by creating a digital economy; last year we were at 570 billion.

For the first time in our history, any Ghanaian who has a national ID card can open a bank account just using their mobile phone.

For the first time in our history, over 80% of adults in Ghana have a tax identification number; when we came into office, it was just 4%.

For the first time in our history, Ghana has drones for medical delivery and Ghana is the world’s largest medical drone delivery service.

For the first time in our history, Ghana is implementing One District One Hospital under Agenda 111. By the Grace of God, by the end of our second term, we would have built more hospitals than any government in our history.

For the first time in our history, Ghana is implementing One District One Factory; our government has facilitated the establishment of more than 100 factories; more than any government since independence.

For the first time in our history, Ghana has paperless clearing of goods at our ports.

We have digitized passport acquisition.

For the first time in our history, we have digitized the process of obtaining a driver’s license.

For the first time in our history, Ghana has implemented the Ghana.Gov platform; the one-stop shop for public service delivery. The United States government only last week signed an order asking that they also implement USA.Gov; so we took the lead ahead of the United States at the Ghana.Gov platform.

For the first time in our history, Ghanaians can renew their NHIS membership through their mobile phones.

For the first time in our history, Ghanaians can apply for scholarship on their mobile phone.

For the first time in our history, students can apply for students’ loan without the need for a guarantor.

For the first time in our history, government is implementing a pension scheme for cocoa farmers.

For the first time in our history, Ghanaians and law enforcement can find out the insurance status of any vehicle on their mobile phone using the Motor Insurance Database.

For the first time in our history, Ghanaians were provided with free electricity for lifeline consumers for a year during the COVID-19 pandemic.<br>For the first time in our history, Ghanaians were provided 50% reduction in electricity tariffs for non-lifeline consumers for a whole year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in our history, Ghanaians were provided free water for a year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in our history, import duties on all goods were reduced by 50%; all goods; and on cars by 30% since 2019.

For the first time in our history, the government has provided free Wi-Fi to 700 senior high schools, 42 colleges of education and 30 public universities.

For the first time in our history, Ghanaian pensioners obtain SSNIT pensions just 10 days after making an application.

For the first time in our history, Ghana will be implementing a nationwide E-Pharmacy which I will launch next week. We will be one of the few countries in the world with a nationwide E-Pharmacy.

For the first time in our history, the government has implemented One Constituency, One Ambulance.

For the first time in our history, the government has established Zongo Development Fund.

We have built more roads in our first term than any first-term government in the 4th Republic and we are continuing.

For the first time in our history, we are implementing Free TVET and we have established the Ghana TVET Service.

For the first time in our history, our government under the visionary leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo has implemented Free SHS and confounded the naysayers.

And by the Grace of God, for the first time in our history, we will ‘Break the 8.’

The future is bright for the youth and for Ghana; so let’s stay with the elephant.

 

 

Source: MyNewsGh.com

 

 

 

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