PRESIDENT MAHAMA ADDRESSES THE STATE – PART 1

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President MAHAMA

State of the Nation address 2016

Source: JM Manifesto watch

Part One

Over the years I’ve spoken about the tremendous power of Ghanaians to make a change and a difference – @JDMahama

Because I began as an MP, Parliament is my political hone and its members, my brothers and sisters – @JDMahama

It pains me to see the vacant seat of my good friend JB Danquah Adu – @JDMahama

My government is committed to putting the people first – @JDMahama

I would like to show how the seeds we have planted in the last 3 years have taken root and grown – @JDMahama

Education can break the cycle of poverty. During my first term we have made efforts to raise the quality of education – @JDMahama

54, 800 children who would otherwise have not received education have been enrolled – @JDMahama

We have worked towards building the capacity of teachers and access to education for students – @JDMahama

Last year I insisted that all textbooks supplied to schools should be printed in Ghana, this is on course and 1,400 new direct jobs were created as a result – @JDMahama

The provision of teaching and learning materials programme has seen distribution to 10, 900 basic schools- @JDMahama

123 Community Day SHSs are being implemented and are at various stages of completion – @JDMahama

10,400 SHS students benefitted from scholarships with about 60 percent of them being females – @JDMahama

The current Community Day SHS programme will be the biggest intervention in Ghana’s education history and will create 200,000 new places in the SHS system @JDMahama

6 of the Polytechnics have met the criteria for conversion into Universities this year – @JDMahama

In fulfillment of our pledge of a University in every region we are working on plans in Donkorkrom and Somanya – @JDMahama

Work will begin on 3 new colleges in Greater Accra, Central and Northern Regions – @JDMahama

Our life expectancy was a little over 40 years at independence now it has increased by about 14 years – @JDMahama

We are poised to invest heavily in preventive healthcare – @JDMahama

2015 saw an active utilisation of the NHIS with 11.2 million users, 41% of the population – @JDMahama

I want our local pharmaceutical companies go increase their production – @JDMahama

There is a need to return Physical Education and sports into the curriculum – @JDMahama

Ghana has been commended several times for being on the forefront in the first against Ebola – @JDMahama

Our healthcare system has improved tremendously, we continue to invest heavily in the sector – @JDMahama

Healthy people make a healthy nation. We have invested over 2 billion dollars in the sector – @JDMahama

Construction of the University hospital at Legon, upgrading of the Ridge Hospital is progressing – @JDMahama

The Wa regional hospital is 70% complete – @JDMahama

Work on the 298 bed Bolgatanga hospital is progressing satisfactorily – @JDMahama

I have requested that the Minister of Health convert the Volta regional Hospital into a modern teaching hospital – @JDMahama

We are improving on the conditions of service of the healthcare professionals so that they decide to work here – @JDMahama

We are improving on infrastructure and modern technology to cater for the health demands of the population – @JDMahama

I strongly believe Ghana Health care system has been placed on the right trajectory -@JDMahama

We are looking to eliminate mother to child transfer of HIV – @JDMahama

Government takes social protection policies very serious – @JDMahama

Cabinet has improved 5 policies to improve child welfare – @JDMahama

Disability is not inability. It shouldn’t be allowed to be a bar to achievement – @JDMahama

I’ve requested that the disability common fund to be increased from 2 to 3 percent – @JDMahama

Last year July 23rd, I became the first president to visit our prisons – @JDMahama

I became the first sitting president to pay a visit to the prisons. It opened my eyes to the deplorable state – @JDMahama

Since 2013 government has been consistently expanded the LEAP project – @JDMahama

We’ve also registered thousands of “Kaya Yee” onto the NHIS to provide them with affordable health care- @JDMahama

The number of households benefitting from LEAP has gone up from 1,640 to 71,000 in Jan. 2013 to 144,980 in Nov. 2015 – @JDMahama

There are living testimonies as to how peoples lives have changed – @JDMahama

The success stories shouldn’t be exceptional, they should be the norm and we are working towards that – @JDMahama

The new YEA is employing a cashless system where all transactions will be electronic – @JDMahama #

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