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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has challenged Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's claim that the Akufo-Addo government has generated more jobs than any previous administration.

According to Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, these claims are unfounded, and Dr Bawumia is attempting to mislead the Ghanaian populace.

Speaking at the UPSA auditorium in Accra, the Vice President highlighted the government's success in creating 2.1 million jobs between 2017 and 2022, despite facing global economic challenges.

Dr. Bawumia pointed out specific achievements, including the recruitment of an additional 100,000 health workers and 100,000 teachers, and a doubling of the recruitment of fire service personnel.

He asserted that these accomplishments represent an unprecedented achievement in the nation's history.

“What is probably the most remarkable development in terms of the economy is that our government has created 2.1 million jobs between 2017 and 2022 notwithstanding the global economic crisis."

"The public sector recruited 1.2 million people, while the private sector created 975,000 jobs (per SSNIT data).

"We recruited 100,000 more health workers, 100,000 more teachers, more than doubled the fire service personnel, etc. Our government has quite clearly created more jobs in seven years than any government.

“This is truly remarkable under the circumstances even though we still have to create more jobs,” he insisted.

In a response, Mr Gyamfi contested Dr Bawumia's claims, citing figures from the Employment Minister of the government itself.

He concluded that Dr Bawumia's credibility is in question and cannot be trusted by the Ghanaian people.

“The claim by Bawumia that this government has created 2.1 million jobs is a figment of Bawumia’s own imagination. That claim cements Bawumia’s reputation as a chronic pathological liar who has no shame.”

"February 2021 – Employment Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah claimed NPP had created 3 million jobs.”

"16th September 2020 – Same Employment Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah claimed they had created 5.3 million jobs.”

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