A good trait in a listening and trustworthy leader is the ability to make decisions that bring direct benefits to many regardless of the opportunity cost of such decisions. The decision of Akufo-Addo led administration to waive the taxes on sanitary pads should be a celebrated by everyone for many reasons although it may constitute significant revenue loss to the government.
he NPP as a political tradition has proven over the years that it considers human development as a critical resource for nation building. Not only does the party boast of the enviable record for implementing policies to create a workforce that is better educated, it also focuses on improving health outcomes of its citizens.
One of the longstanding socio-economic challenges of Ghana is the availability of affordable and decent housing for all citizens. The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa estimates in the 2019 Housing Finance Yearbook that Ghana has a housing deficit of more than 1.7 million housing units.
“Education is the shortest pathway between deprivation and opportunity, between despair and hope, between helplessness and promise. It is on record, empirically, that every single year of schooling raises one’s earnings by 10 percent, a rate of return which is obviously higher than alternative investments in bonds, stocks, deposits, among others. The main reason why the focus on education and acquisition of essential 21st century skills for the new millennium learners is now pervasive than it was in the past, across the world” , said Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education.