POLITICS: "I Will Reverse The Effects Covid-19 Had On Our Economy And Lives" - Akufo-Addo
President-Elect, Nana Akufo-Addo says he will be reversing the effects Covid-19 has had on the economy and lives of the citizenry and put the nation on course for full economic recovery and development.
According to him, before the pandemic struck, Ghana, in recent years, was one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.
In his acceptance speech, President Akufo-Addo said "I give you my word, we will regain this reputation"
Speaking on the December polls, President Akufo-Addo commended the Chairperson, Deputy Chairpersons, Commissioners, Directors, Returning Officers, Electoral Officers, and the agents of the various respective political parties for delivering one of the best elections.
"If not the best, ever witnessed in our history, which has won universal acclaim. The EC, even in the midst of the pandemic, has done a yeoman’s job, and we can only urge them on to continue along this path, and achieve even greater strides in the future. The orderly, commendable and peaceful conduct of Ghanaians on election day is to be widely applauded"
President Akufo-Addo further explained that the high rates of adherence to COVID-19 protocols on election day ensured that the exercise passed off safely.
He said "To the security services, who ensured the peace and safety of the process, Ghana will forever be in your debt. Your role has been invaluable in preserving law and order. And, lastly, but by no means the least, the praise of the nation goes to the media for the extensive coverage provided before, during, and after the conduct of the polls. I also say a big thank you to the domestic and international Election Observer Teams that have been in our country for the period of the election for their concern"
The President-Elect used the occasion to condemn in no uncertain terms the isolated incidents of post-electoral violence in Odododiodio and Techiman that led to a few regrettable deaths.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith