Government Focused On Reviving Economy - Oppong

Government Focused On Reviving Economy - Oppong



Information Minister, Kojo Oppong says government is focused on reviving the economy, following devastating impact of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. He, however, said that would be achieved if the country is able to vaccinate the majority of its citizens against the disease. He, therefore, appealed to the public to


embrace the government’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for it to also achieve the end of year coverage target of 20 million people, to also expedite the country’s economic recovery plan. Speaking at a media briefing in the Cape Coast as part of his working tour to the Central Region on the Thursday, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah underscored the



importance of a fully vaccinated population in building a robust economy. He said about 1.5 million Ghanaians had either been fully vaccinated or taken the first jab, and also expressed optimism that the 20 million target would be achieved. Additionally, he said the National Vaccine Manufacturing Team was working assiduously



for the country to produce its own vaccine. Government is also making all the necessary efforts but in all of this people must take the necessary precautions, we must make a point to remind people of their responsibility to protect themselves, he said. Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also reminded the people of the Central Region about the



threats of terrorism in the West African Sub-Region and admonished the media to also create the necessary awareness for people to become conscious of it. He encouraged media practitioners in the region to take advantage of the media capacity enhancement and support programmes being rolled out by the National



Media Commission (NMC) to build their competencies and skills in the ever-changing profession. Reacting to concerns about attacks on some journalists in recent times, Nkrumah reiterated government’s commitment to protect and guarantee the safety of journalists in the country. The Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Justina



Marigold Assan, highly commended the media in the region for their contribution towards its development. She also urged them to continue to project the Central Region in a positive way that would also attract more investors into the region.