President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the outcome of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) negotiations was an agreement to tackle the high cost of living in the country.
Akufo- Addo said this at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region when he spoke to the media as part of his three-day tour of the Eastern Region.
He said, “I admit that the cost of living is high but I’m optimistic that the package of measures which would accompany the IMF programme would address the economic issues successfully and reduce the hardship on Ghanaians.
“Yes, we are going through difficulties but at the same time we trying to do well in other areas, the fundamentals of government policy are working. We have about 120 District, and One Factory completed, and 300 of them in the pipeline.
“The two fundamental thrusts of the policy were to expand the access that has been dramatically achieved.
“The other was to include quality outcomes of education and I must say the outcomes of the free SHS graduates are a major improvement on the free SHS data that we have whether it is mathematics or integrated science, English across the board.”