File photo of Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has thrown a challenge to his opponents to provide data which proves that they performed better in their first term in office than the current government.

Vice President Bawumia, who was addressing delegates at the ongoing consultative meeting of the National Council of Zongo Chiefs at Kyebi in the Eastern Region said no government in its first term under the Fourth Republic can match the economic records of the Akufo-Addo led administration.

He noted that every economic measure from inflation, interest rates, exchange rate depreciation, increase of utility prices, social interventions like free Senior High School, job creation and infrastructure, data shows clearly that no government has achieved as much as the current government.

Vice President Bawumia noted that a lot of people speak without backing it with data.

He said arguments on the economy should be based on facts and not hearsay stressing that management of the economy under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo when compared to the first term of any government since the Fourth Republic is unmatched.

Vice President Bawumia reminded Ghanaians that no government since independence has paid as much attention to the development of the Zongo Communities.

He said government is committed to holistic, inclusive national development and reducing the suffering of the people.

The Vice President urged residents of Zongo, particularly the youth, to resist attempts by politicians to use them for any violent undertaking, especially in this election year.

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