The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta has on behalf of President Akufo-Addo commended Ghanaians for their resilience amid the economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Presenting the 2022 ‘Agyenkwa’ Budget on Wednesday, the Minister said the President is grateful to the citizenry not only for abiding by the Covid-19 safety protocols, but trusting him to steer the affairs of the country in these tempestuous times.

“The President has asked me to deliver a special message to our fellow Ghanaians. He says to thank you, the Ghanaian people for your resilience.

“To thank you for keeping faith with him and responding to all the measures that were needed to contain the spread of the virus,” he said.

Bearing in mind that the disease is still prevalent, the President urged the citizenry to unite in completely eradicating the virus adding that, “we are fighting this and we are fighting to win, together.”

Ghana first recorded its first Covid-19 case in March, 2020. Thereafter, the country has recorded 130,727 cases with 1,207 deaths.

But since the introduction of the vaccines, 3,415,474 doses have been administered as of November 15 according to the Ghana Health Service.

Mr Ofori-Atta further noted that the hardship Ghanaians are experiencing due to Covid-19 is not lost on government.

“We have been there with the people, playing the difficult but necessary balancing act of managing an economy put under extreme distress by the pandemic and, at the same time, supporting households and businesses to cope.

“Our response to Covid-19 thus far, has earned domestic and worldwide acclaim,” he stated.

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