Upper East Regional Minister Raises Concerns Over 24-Hour Economy Policy

Upper East Regional Minister

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu, has sparked attention with his recent remarks regarding the proposed 24-hour Economy by the National Democratic Congress Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama. At a public event, Hon. Yakubu expressed reservations about the potential impact of the policy on farmers, emphasizing the importance of considering their well-being.

Hon. Stephen Yakubu commenced his statement by voicing support for Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. In a lighthearted manner, he delved into the topic of the 24-hour economy, cautioning against its potential consequences for farmers. The minister humorously remarked, “My brothers, this 24-hour economy, when we work in our farms and we are tired at night, we have to sleep with our wives, ooo. We have to be with our wives.”

Continuing his address, Hon. Yakubu expressed concerns about the security of farmers and their families during nighttime farming activities. He raised the issue of potential risks, stating, “We don’t want to be farming in the night, and people will come and take our wives, ooo.” This remark highlights the minister’s focus on the broader implications of the proposed policy on the social fabric and safety of rural communities.

Hon. Stephen Yakubu called for caution in embracing the 24-hour economy, urging a thoughtful consideration of its potential impact on the lives of farmers. His comments add a distinctive perspective to the ongoing discourse surrounding the 24-hour economic proposed policy, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive approach that takes into account the diverse realities of different segments of the population.

Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Yakubu,

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