Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer, has acknowledged that the cost of living has risen in the country.
He attributed this increase to the unforeseen global economic challenges over the past three years, which disrupted the significant economic progress made by the government from 2017 to 2021.
These challenges have had a substantial impact on the Ghanaian economy over the past two years, affecting both the government and the private sector.
Dr. Bawumia emphasized that he has his own vision and priorities, and if given the opportunity in 2024, he will govern independently with guidance from “God Almighty.”
This statement suggests his commitment to addressing the challenges and shaping the nation’s future based on his vision and principles.
Addressing delegates after he was elected to lead the NPP in the 2024 general elections, Bawumia said “The cost of living has increased dramatically and Ghanaians are feeling the pinch. I have seen the sacrifices Ghanaians are making and the hardships many Ghanaians are going through and I am as concerned as my fellow countrymen and women.”
“My vision is to build an inclusive, food self-sufficient, data-driven and systems-based nation that will fully participate in the global digital revolution to solve our problems and also usher in a golden age of benefits from our natural resources,” he added.