”At the halfway stage of my government’s tenure, we have proven, by all accounts, to be good managers of the Ghanaian economy, and we have made significant progress in all aspects of our nation’s life and towards the realization of the vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid”
The above were some of the words of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is claiming that within twenty-three (23) months, the period of stay of his government in office, his administration has worked on strengthening the fundamentals of the economy and improved every aspect of the life of every Ghanaian, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
According to him, there is an improvement in the economic fundamentals of the country.
“This has resulted in the growing stability of the macro-economy and the cedi, reduction in inflation and interest rates. At the halfway stage of my government’s tenure, we have proven, by all accounts, to be good managers of the Ghanaian economy, and we have made significant progress in all aspects of our nation’s life and towards the realisation of the vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid,” he said.
The President said this when he delivered a speech at the 12th Graduation Ceremony of Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, at Akropong, Akuapem, in the Eastern Region on 1st December 2018.
The President extolled the success of Free SHS and the National Health Insurance scheme:
“The story of Benjamin Appiah Larbi and Joshua Ohene, aged 30 and 32 years respectively, who, because of Free SHS, have now gone back to school; the revitalization of the National Health Insurance Scheme which is making the NHIS card work again,” he said.
He mentioned some more interventions such as the “Employment of some 100,000 young men and women through NABCO”, speaking about his effort to ”bringing relief to the Ghanaian people, and spurring on business and industry, through significant reductions of utility tariffs, contrary to the experience of the previous 8 years which had witnessed only systematic increases in utility tariffs are examples of how positively our policies have impacted positively on the lives of every Ghanaian and in every part of the country.”
The President rallied the people to support his vision.
“That is why I need the support of every Ghanaian, especially the support and prayers of the Church and institutions such as ACI, to help me and my government carry out our mandate successfully,” he added.
The president unveiled a plague for his late mother, Adeline Akufo-Addo who was the first Ghanaian to make a substantial contribution to Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology (ACI).
“Her death, in 2004, did not stop her progeny from continuing to sustain her legacy of support. On behalf of her children and grandchildren, I express our gratitude for the decision taken by the Institute to name one of its buildings in her honour,” he said.
The President continued, “I unveiled the plaque symbolising the renaming of the building a few minutes ago, and all we can say to the management and staff of the Institute is thank you, and may God continue to bless you.”
He told the graduands:
“I do not have to remind you that you have chosen a life of service, giving to and helping others. Feel the need to spread the good news, and to live up to the goal of the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture, which is to ‘be a pacesetting academic and pastoral institution, training Christian workers and leaders for effective mission in the African context’,” the President warned.