Mr. John Mahama challenged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to build jobs for Ghanaians to have the purchasing power to buy goods and services, rather than to keep tossing freebies at people, recognizing that countries do not grow that way.
After the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana, the Akufo-Addo administration has given a number of free services to people as part of measures to alleviate the potential financial strain of the epidemic.
They include free water and electricity, tax cuts for frontline health workers among others.
“We have to invest money in productive sectors, and productive sectors will generate opportunities, and employment will create wealth for people,” he said.
“So if you say you can sit at home and we’re going to give you all safe, free, free, free.
“All the countries that developed didn’t develop like that,” he said.
Ellis Ferdinand is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Awards Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He was adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria.