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SONA 2024: Government to launch performance tracker for accountability checks

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By Emmanuel Oti Acheampong

The President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has mentioned to Parliament that, his government will want to be transparent and accountable to the people of Ghana through the launch of a ‘government performance tracker ‘.

He made this profound statement during his penultimate State of the Nations Address on Tuesday February 27, 2024. 

The performance tracker which will officially be launched according to the President, will indicate how much of an impact the NPP’s eight years governance has had on the country than that of the NDC’s.

“Thanks to the Performance Tracker, the President no longer has to go through lists, and I have the confidence to say that every performance indicator used shows we have done more in these seven (7) years than in any of the eight (8) years under the NDC”, he said.

He noted that, in spite of the difficult financial situation the country was faced with after a better performance in the first four years of his governance, the country has seen significant changes and development and that can be tracked when the performance tracker is launched.

“I am proud that, in spite of the dramatic financial crisis that we encountered in 2021, whose worst effects became manifest in 2022, the transformative measures we introduced in the first four years of office make it possible to showcase an impressive array of developmental projects across the length and breadth of the country. I do not intend to go through the long, even if interesting process of enumerating the projects the Akufo-Addo Government has undertaken since coming into office, their location and what stage of completion they are in”, he said.

President Akufo-Addo also mentioned that the tracker after it’s launch can help Ghanaians to know what their taxes have been used for within the period of his eight years as President.

He acknowledged the efforts of the Vice president in leading the digitisation process to make the government accountable and transparent to Ghanaians.

“Mr Speaker, if you want to check on roads, classroom blocks or CHIP compounds or Agenda 111 hospitals, or bridges, or science laboratories, or water projects, or sanitation projects, or landing sites and harbours, and other infrastructural projects, or whatever this Government used your tax money to execute, the key to your query is right there on your phone. Mr Speaker, the Performance Tracker will be formally launched in March, and I am offering it as the device which would help bring accountability into your hands. With the Performance Tracker, we can be sure that never again will pictures of an artist’s impression be offered as projects that have been executed”, he added.

He further maintained that his government over the period of seven years has led the modernization of the economy which has formalized every economic activity within the country, giving credence to the issuance of the Ghana Card which has provided biometric identity to Ghanaians.

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