On my own behalf and that of H.E. the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I would like to use this occasion to thank you the good people of Ghana for remaining resolute and keeping faith with this Government since 2017. Our collective efforts in successfully attaining economic stability over the years were unfortunately interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and in recent times the Russia-Ukraine War and other global economic difficulties.
In this year's budget, we are focusing on managing our finances judiciously and keeping our economy stable even with all these challenges. We are confident that we can keep growing and ensure that our vulnerable citizens are taken care of through increased allocations to the Capitation Grant, Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) and the School Feeding Programme.
Government will continue to be accountable, transparent, and responsive to you, the people of Ghana. Our main goals are to improve and deliver public services like roads, schools, health, and farming. For agriculture, we would increase productivity by modernising the sector with better tools, seeds, and fertilizers.
I would like to assure you that Government is committed to creating more jobs in the private sector; make our infrastructure even better, and help our country grow sustainably. We believe in our young people and therefore, in the 2024 budget, we are providing access to financing and skills training to prepare them for the future; to encourage them to believe in themselves; and to be imbued with a can-do entrepreneurial spirit!
Once again, thank you for supporting our efforts to build a better nation. Let us work together to create the Ghana we dream of for future generations. We know we can do more by building together. As the Lord said in Genesis 11:6: If we speak one language, Nothing would be impossible to achieve.
God Bless our Homeland Ghana and make us great and strong.