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AKUFO-ADDO FACES JOURNALISTS TODAY

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will meet the press today at Jubilee House to address topical issues confronting the nation and to account for his stewardship to the people.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will meet the press today at Jubilee House to address topical issues confronting the nation and to account for his stewardship to the people.

This is in furtherance of the President's desire to engage continuously with the Ghanaian people through the media.

The press encounter, which will be held in the Banquet Hall of Jubilee House, is expected to be carried live by radio and television stations.

A statement released yesterday by Deputy Information Minister Pius Enam Hadzide said the Ghana Journalists Association was working with the ministry and the communications directorate at the presidency to coordinate media invitations.

Free SHS

The President is expected to speak on key national issues at the media encounter. Among them is the free senior high school programme.

In the second year of its implementation, the programme has also seen the payment of fees for final-year day students, as well as payment of half of the fees for those in the boarding house.

Saddled with infrastructure challenges, the government has introduced the double-track system as a temporary measure to deal with the increased numbers as it seeks permanent solution. The President is therefore expected to address the nation on this issue.

PFJ

The government's Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) initiative is yielding fruit, with the country now exporting foodstuffs to neighbouring countries, including Togo and Burkina Faso.

The President is expected to speak on the successes of the initiative and the way forward, especially how to sustain and build on the gains in the coming years.

NABCO

Another key issue the President will address is the bold and audacious Nation Builders Corps programme, which has employed about 100,000 graduates across the country.

With this novel policy, tens of thousands of graduates are working in various sectors under the various modules, including Educate Ghana, Civic Ghana, Feed Ghana, Heal Ghana and Revenue Ghana.

The beneficiaries have taken their first monthly allowances, and the President is expected to address the nation on the way forward for this all-important programme.

Economy

Ghana’s economy is at its all-time performing best for the past four years. Inflation is down; utility tariffs are down; GDP growth has increased; the country's debt-to-GDP ratio is down; interest rates are low. And there are a host of other advances.

But the key issue is how this translates into people's lives and operations of businesses. The President is expected to speak to tis and particularly outline measures put in place to maintain the gains.