The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has asserted that cost of living has risen all over the globe and is not unique to Ghana.
Dr Bawumia, speaking during the commissioning of a 56.4-kilometre road project at Kadjebi in the Oti Region, said the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Russia/Ukraine has led to general hardship being felt across the globe.
“The cost of living has gone up across the world. Everywhere where is hot, town is hot, and it is not only Ghana. Same applies to the UK, America, Japan and Germany,” the Vice President asserted.
He added that the recent comments by the IMF boss that Ghana’s economic woes are not due to government policies but external factors attest to this fact.
Bawumia added that amidst all these external pressures, government is doing all they can to keep the economy going.
“So, you see that we in the midst of this pandemic are doing everything to keep the economy going.” he added.
Bawumia Commissions 56.4 Kilometer Road Project in Oti Region
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned a 56.4 kilometer road project at Kadjebi in the Oti Region.
The Project which is part of the Eastern Corridor Road Project forms part of the Government of Ghana and Synohydro Corperation Limited under the Sinohydro Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA).
The vice President cut sod for the construction of the road in December, 2019, as part of the government’s grand agenda for road infrastructure upgrade.
“On Thursday, 8 September, I commissioned the Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Road (56.4 km) project in the Oti Region, at Kadjebi. I cut the sod for the construction of this road in December 2019.
“This road is an Engineering and Procurement Contract (EPC) between the Government of Ghana and Sinohydro Corporation Limited of China under the Sinohydro Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA).” he wrote on Facebook.