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Ghana's Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government will employ some one hundred thousand unemployed graduates under the Nation Builders Corps programme.

On 1st May, Government says it will launch 100,000 jobs to be created under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) initiatives. It is an attempt to reduce the pressure building up from unemployed youths.

Perhaps, except I am not quite there. On matters of the size of government, I am firmly with the school of do much much more than your predecessor did, at much much less cost to the public purse. More with less.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo — Can he achieve more with less?

It is entirely plausible to argue that when within 15 months in office, you have settled GH¢1 billion of legacy debt owed to the critical National Health Insurance Scheme, stabilised the currency and power supply (tariffs further reduced), initiated free senior high school education and are firing up what will be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, against all odds, then employing 998 jobsworths, with 706 civil servants and 292 others at the Office of the President, is money well spent.

As a country, since the birth of the Fourth Republic, we have specialised in chaos. If gold rusts, what will iron do? Any wonder that our streets, lorry parks and our markets are so chaotic!

What did Haruna tell the President?

Would the President grant audience to the Minority Leader without the presence of his minister of parliamentary affairs? So, was Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu at this week’s meeting between Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in Parliament.

The Accountant General faltered by gross negligence in ensuring functional internal controls were operating and the question MUST now be asked if it was deliberate or not. The MP-Ministers faltered by displaying gross dishonesty.

Double salary saga for former MP’s and Ministers: An accounting viewpoint – Marricke K. Gane. Image credit - Daily Guide

We may have bashed the MP-Ministers who took the double pay. I did too and they deserved it for their gross dishonesty.

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