The Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated that, all the policies made by the government is to address geographical exclusion from national development.
Speaking yesterday at the on-going 2018 Annual Conference of Ghana Geographers Association and the Geography Teachers Association at the North Campus of the University of Education in Winneba.
Dr. Mahamudu stated that,government policies such as the Free Senior High School, National roll-out of the Ghana Card, Digital Property Addressing System and the establishment of the three development authorities are designed to ensure that the challenges militating against nationwide access to development opportunities are addressed in a holistic manner and benefits all.
The Vice-President said, over the past 19 months that the government of President nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo has been in power, The have been aware that Ghana has no reason not to develop for the reason we have taken a number of giant steps to develop ghana and in all cases the aim is to address the challenge of geographical exclusion from development.
“if you look at the sort of policies that government has been implementing in the last 19 months,at the heart of these policies is the attempt to make sure that regardless of where you in this geographical space called Ghana,you will be included in the development of this country.That is really fundamental,and if you want to understand what the president and the government is doing it is in the whole area of inclusion” he stated.
He further explained, the Free Senior High School Programme for instance is meant to ensure equitable utilization of the national cake-“meaning wherever you live,we must provide you the opportunity to free yourself from poverty through education”
Adding that,” we see education as key to success and whether you live in rural or urban areas,whether poor or rich, the country owes you the responsibility to get you education”.
Touching on National ID card, he noted that having unique ID card is a prerequisite for any nation aspiring to modernise and the Akufo-Addo takes government is determined to ensure Ghana takes her place in the comity of development nations.
Dr. Bawumia however said that, creation of new regions and regionalization for development is in direct response to the complaint by some Ghanaian citizens about how far away they are from their respective regional capitals hence are deprived of the fair share of the national cake due to their location.
Story by:Adnan Osman