The Minister for Transport, Alhaji Collins Dauda says the attainment of single digit inflation rate is through prudent management of the Economy.

Alhaji Collins Dauda explained that this is by dint of hard work by the ruling government in less than four years in power, which has transformed the economy drastically.

The NPP has, however, rubbished this achievement by the NDC, saying it does not reflect on the economy.

But the Transport Minister took a swipe at the Minority?s claim, saying the NPP during their tenure of office boasted of bringing down the inflation rate, even though they could not attain a single digit inflation rate.

In an interview on Adom FM?s Dwaso Nsem on Monday on President Mills? State of the Nation address on last Thursday, the Asutifi south MP in the Brong Ahafo said when the NDC took power in 2009, the economy was in shambles as the country owed huge amount of debts, but the government worked tirelessly to revive the economy.

The NPP?s Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo?Addo said at the NPP?s rally at Mantse Agbonaa in Accra on Saturday that, President Mills failed to disclose to Ghanaians how the country managed to record its highest ever GDP growth rate, insisting “the growth was as a result of the oil Kufuor discovered.”

Alhaji Dauda dismissed Nana Akufo-Addo?s claim that the attainment of that unprecedented economic growth, was not due to the better management of the economy by the Mills? administration, but as a result of the oil discovered in commercial quantities under his (Mills’) predecessor, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor.

He admitted that the oil was discovered during the NPP regime, but the NDC has managed it well which has translated into a buoyant economy.

The Transport Minister cited various interventions by the Mills led administration since assumption of office, including distribution of free uniforms to pupils exercise books and increment in school feeding program.

Alhaji Collins Dauda said Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate at the end of 2011 was 13.6% which is an indication that the economy is strong.

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