Asuboi (ER), Aug.15,
GNA – Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Thursday threw a challenge to
previous President John Mahama to occur out with a greater alternative education and learning
policy for the double monitor process beneath the No cost Senior Substantial Faculty (FSHS)
He said former
President Mahama has no clue what he would do on the FSHS plan when voted
into government again, for this reason his constant promises that he would overview the
coverage right after stakeholders’ consultations.
described that previous President Mahama was between the naysayers, who criticised
the Totally free SHS coverage and was surprised that the previous President now claimed he
was committed to the plan.
quite a few naysayers which include previous President Mahama who stated the Absolutely free Senior Significant
Policy is a gimmick and that it’s not possible to carry out it or will get 20
several years to apply,” Dr Bawumia recalled.
Dr Bawumia took a
swipe at former President Mahama when he commissioned an ultra-modern-day
Fertilizer Mixing Manufacturing unit at Asuboi in the Ayensuano District of the Jap
Location on Thursday.
Dr Bawumia explained
governing administration released the double monitor program to maximise the current
academic services and ensure all qualified candidates got admission, though
attempts have been being sought to create new ones.
He claimed: “It
takes management, vision and braveness to put into action the FSHS coverage and President
Akufo-Addo has shown management and braveness to implement the plan in
his to start with time period in authorities”.
Dr Bawumia thought
that if President Mahama must however be in office, some innovative policies
such as the FSHS,Paperless Port System, Cellular Income Interoperability
Method,Nationwide Identification Policy, Electronic and Assets Addressing Method
and Smart Drivers Licence, wouldn’t have been executed.
He reported double
track program experienced ensured 180,000 learners who would have stayed at home bought
admission in the first calendar year of implementation and, consequently, assured that by
September this year, all the a few streams of senior significant faculty students would
take pleasure in the FSHS policy.
Bawumia, earlier commissioned a US$ 4.5 million fertilizer blending plant with
an installed capacity of 840,000 metric tonnes for every annum.
Glofert Confined is
a wholly-owned Ghanaian firm situated at Asuboi in the Ayensuano District of
the Japanese Area, and gets the greatest fertilizer mixing factory
recognized in the West African sub-region.
The manufacturing unit, which
is built-in into the Just one-District,Just one-Manufacturing facility (1D1F) programme, produces all
forms of fertilizers, such as NPK 15-15-15, Urea and Ammonium Sulphate and
arrives in good, granular and liquid states, with the vision of strengthening crop
generation and ensuring food stuff security in Ghana.
employs 220 direct and oblique employees, of which 80 % are from the
communities in its operational location.
Bawumia claimed agriculture was the nerve centre of the Ghanaian economic climate.
Therefore, it was
prudent for Authorities to guarantee self-sufficiency in food stuff generation, alternatively
of relying on foreign meals imports.
It was that vision,
he claimed, educated President Akufo-Addo’s govt choice to introduce the
Planting for Foodstuff and Positions (PFJ) in 2017, to endorse food stuff security, make work
and bolster the country’s overseas exchange earnings.
Bawumia expressed happiness that Glofert Constrained was getting into the fertilizer
production space at an opportune time to provide fertilizers that meet up with the
precise soil and crop demands of farmers to boost yield, geared in direction of acquiring
the Ghana further than support agenda.
He mentioned meals
security safeguard the peace of each and every country, thus rising foodstuff
creation was at the coronary heart of President Akufo-Addo’s govt
industrialisation agenda, to rework the financial state and assure self-sufficiency.
Government’s eyesight of launching the 1D1F was yielding beneficial outcomes, with
extra young business owners getting into the race to create factories across the
260 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies.
Bawumia assured of government’s resolve to generate an enabling environment for
personal sector buyers to thrive and produce jobs for the youth.
He manufactured reference
to the recent Parliamentary approval of tax exemptions for firms wishing to
function 1D1F, which includes a five-year tax holiday getaway, waiver of taxes on devices
and machinery and raw elements, as some actions governing administration instituted to
make a favourable environment for non-public sector investments.
from the Ministry of Trade and Market, Dr Bawumia mentioned 181 factories beneath
the 1D1F have been remaining carried out, 57 of them were being on operation, 22 were being beneath
construction, 33 projects had been getting financed by neighborhood banking companies and prepared for
implementation by the stop of the year and 56 modest-scale enabler youth small business
incubators have been currently being financed by the African Progress Financial institution(AfDB).