|Vice-President-Designate Promises To Work Hard And Diligent For The Nation|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 15:11|
The Vice-President-designate, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has pledged to work hard and diligently to the benefit of the nation when approved by Parliament.
He said the in-depth experience he has had at the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Ghana and the University of Ghana will aid his ability to achieve results for the nation.
Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who made this known today when he appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament promised to be neutral in the discharge of his duties.
In a response to a question on the depreciation of the cedi, he attributed the depreciation to the fact that "there is a greater danger of fiscal excess so people take pre-emptive measures” and that there was a huge increase in import this year putting pressure on the cedi.
He said the economy has also chalked some major success but prices were high, adding that for the first time in the country, there has been single-digit inflation for over 24 months consistently and that the general levels of prices have not risen.
On employment, he calls for a comprehensive program that will enable government create jobs for the youth. He mentioned for instance the development of the capacities of the youth in the service and agricultural sectors.
Asked why banks were refusing the biometric voter registration cards when people tended them to transact business, Mr Amissah-Arthur said the BoG was in the process of identifying software that the banks would use to authenticate the various types of biometric forms.
Mr Amissah-Arthur was appointed in accordance with the requirement of(10) Article (60) of the 1992 Constitution which states that “the Vice President shall upon assuming office as President under clause (6) of this article, nominate a person to the office of Vice President subject to the approval of Parliament.”
Source: ISD (Richie Osei and Gilbert Ankrah)