President Mahama says Government is on top of the security situation in the country following emerging security threats in the sub-region and the threat of a possible terror attack on Ghana and Nigeria.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with GBC’s Sunrise FM in Koforidua as part of his Accounting to the People of the Eastern Region, the President also outlined measures by government to ensure that the November polls is peacefully conducted without security breaches to taint its outcome.
On Education, President Mahama announced that the Ministry of Finance has been given clearance for 2,500 new Science and mathematics teachers to be recruited for the basic level in order to improve mathematics and science education.
He said the move is part of measures to address some of the country’s educational challenges, adding that government is concentrating on tertiary education to the detriment of basic education.
The President also reiterated that government is working hard to eliminate schools under trees by 2020, adding that the process is continuous.
President Mahama also urged universities and institutions created for specific courses to keep their focus, as a way of addressing unemployment.
On Energy, the President repeated his assertion that he has fixed the crisis, known in the local parlance as ”dumsor”.
He said enough power is being generated to meet the national demand.
According to him, with the coming on board of the Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit, the prospect of electricity supply is very bright.
Responding to alleged acts of corruption under his watch, President Mahama says his government has done more in the fight against corruption than the NPP.
He cites the strengthening of state institutions mandated to fight corruption, the recovery of millions of Ghana Cedis and the dispatch within which his government have prosecuted corrupt officials as evidence of his commitment to fighting the canker.
On whether he remains upbeat in winning the November polls despite complains of economic hardship by a cross section of Ghanaians, the President said his good works are enough to give him another mandate.
The President said despite the economic challenges, Ghana’s economy ranks first on the UN human development index.