Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, CVM Founder

Founder and President of Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) Mr Razak Kojo Opoku has noted that the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Government will create jobs and wealth for Ghanaians.

He said the budget aims at empowering Ghanaians to be self-reliance and self-creating by creating the enabling environment for people to set up their own businesses, expand to employ more hands.

This, Mr Kojo Opoku noted, will reduce the rate of youth unemployment and generally contribute to the growth of the economy.

He stressed in a statement that the sustainability of every economy largely depends on entrepreneurship.

“It is the responsibility of the government to put measures and systems in place that promote the culture of entrepreneurship, and that is exactly what President Akufo-Addo’s government sought to achieve.

“For instance, Suame Magazine is one of the richest high streets of Ghana. There are over 250, 000 skilled workers who are entrepreneurs and they offer essential services, including manufacturing everything you can think of when it comes to vehicles; from bolts to assembling of vehicles by hands. Millions of dollars are traded here on every single day. Suame Magazine serves as the heart of informal economy of Ghana where thousands of labourers learn their trades.

“The 2022 Budget would give hope to those who want to work with the formal economy as well as those who desire to be independent creating viable business for themselves.

“A strong formal and informal economy with prudent tax payment system is the best way Ghana could achieve ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda”.