President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn in as president of Ghana on 7th January 2017 as he won the 2016 Presidential Elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with 53.85% votes defeating the president at the time John Dramani Mahama of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Ghana CNN takes you through a list of achievements of the enviable personality; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as these listed achievements will make you understand why President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will forever remain in our hearts as president and the generations to come.
The list includes:
The First President To Unseat A Sitting President With A Majority Outright In The First Round
After three (3) unsuccessful attempts by the then aspirants in the shape of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in the 2008 and again in 2012 respectively, both times as the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), but was defeated on both occasions by National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidates: The Late John Evans Atta Mills in 2008 and John Dramani Mahama in 2012 after the former’s unfortunate demise.
President Akufo Addo in the heat of the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, coming in for the third time as a candidate defeated the Former John Dramani Mahama in the first round with 53.85% of the votes, which marked the first time in a Ghanaian presidential election that an opposition candidate won a majority outright in the first round.
One of the greatest achievements of a president of our time as far as African politics is under scrutiny came from the promises of the President Akufo Addo as this policy did not catch the admiration of only the Ghannaian community but Africans in general.
In the heat of the 2016 general elections, Nana Akufo Addo made a lot of promises but the one that stands tall is the Free Senior High School Policy (Free SHS).
With a bold step after winning the 2016 presidential elections, the new president implemented the free Senior High School Policy giving hopes and aspirations to many Ghanaian student the access to free and compulsory senior high school education.
Gh¢1 Billion Cap Business Support Schemes For Ghanaian Businesses As A Results of Coronavirus Pandemic
The President of Ghana in the shape of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, launched the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme Business Support Scheme, which is being provided by the government and selected participating banks to micro, small and medium-scale businesses around the country.
This policy by the president is highly welcomed by Ghanaians and it’s received as a good attempts making this action by the government of Ghana first of its kind. Ghana as at now remains the first country in our sub-region to come out with this policy and it’s also lauded by the African community in general.
Another enviable promise in the NPPs manifesto prior to the 2016 general elections was the restoration of the teacher and nurses trainee allowance that was scrapped by the John Mahama led administration at the time.
Prior to the elections, Nana Akufo Addo promised the trainees both in the Teacher Training Colleges and the Nursing Training Colleges of a possible restoration of the allowance as he saw its benefits to the trainee.
With a say as I do character, the allowance that was scrubbed by one okodzeto ablakwah as a campaigner was fully restored to normalcy.
I could say on authority that this promises called for a tremendous turn up by the students and those who aspired to enrol in the various colleges to massively vote against the ruling NDC at the time.
Management Of COVID-19 and The Absorption of Free Electricity Bills For Three (3) Months
From Wuhan, China, a said coronavirus pandemic started and it ended up becoming a threat to the peace of the world as it had its way through to Ghana on March 2020.
With the pandemic’s tyrant hands, it killed millions globally but with support from frontline health workers and the president of the country’s interventions and policies, the spread of the virus and its death threats was strategically managed in the country.
Numerous motivational packages were awarded by the president of the country not to talk of the enviable salary increment of frontline health workers, tax exemptions and other packages.
Enough wasn’t enough as the president surprised Ghanaians with an enviable three (3) months government absorption of 50% off electricity and water tariff across the country fate a partial lockdown has been p[laced on three cities that was highlighted as epicentres in the fight against the novel virus.
Don’t Be Too Arrogant To Congratulate Him- NPP Urges Mahama
Former President John Dramani has been urged by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to congratulate President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his victory in the 2020 presidential election.
“It is not too late for Mr John Mahama to congratulate President Akufo-Addo, whose resounding win in the 2020 election has been confirmed by the Supreme Court.
“It is for this reason that the NPP is urging the former President to act in the national interest,” the party said in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Mr John Boadu.
It urged Mr Mahama, the NDC’s presidential candidate for 2020, to recognize the Supreme Court’s decision on the 2020 Election Petition as a mark of statesmanship and adherence to the rule of law, even though he disagreed with the decision.
Many had expected the petitioner, Mr Mahama, to follow the successful example of the petitioner in the 2012 Election Petition, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision at the time but acknowledged it and congratulated the then President, Mr Mahama, in the national interest, following the Supreme Court’s judgment on March 4, 2021.
“I have called President John Dramani Mahama and congratulated him on being elected the fourth President of our country,” President Akufo-Addo said after the 2012 election petition, according to the study.
Our nation’s Supreme Court has spoken, and the results of the December 2012 presidential election have been reported as having been won by the NDC’s nominee, President Mahama. As I previously said, I accept the court’s ruling, even though I disagree with it. I agree that the court’s decision puts the election conflict to a close.”
According to the statement, the NPP agreed with Mr Mahama in 2013 when he said, “The Courts cannot give you what the people have not given you.”
According to the statement, Mr Mahama may have missed an opportunity to replicate President Akufo-enviable Addo’s feat of 2013 and have his name written in the history books of consummate and patriotic democrats.
It did say, however, that it was not too late for Mr Mahama to make amends.
It said, “It is not too late for John Mahama to accept his fate and accept the decision of the nation’s Apex Court, even if he disagrees with the judgment.”
Trouble For Mahama As His 2020 Campaign Manager Set To Battle Him In 2024
Posters and flyers of Prof. Joshua Alabi, the 2020 campaign manager of the NDC have been circulating on social media.
Prof. Alabi, one of the persons who contested former President Mahama in the last flagbearership primaries of the NDC is set to make another attempt.
The timing of the release of the posters has raised concerns considering the fact that the NDC is going through a turbulent period after having their Election Petition dismissed outrightly by the Supreme Court.
The Party Support base have also lashed out at the leadership of the Parliamentary caucus after they approved some nominees of President Akufo-Addo against the Party’s wishes.
Don’t Come To Parliament If You Support Gays and Lesbians – Sam George Warns
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency Samuel Nartey George has stressed that no legislator in Ghana’s Parliament can dare raise a voice in support of homosexuality in the country.
According to him any move by any MP to support it will lead to the sack.
“I dare any member of Parliament to stand up and say he will vote against our motion,” he said on TV3’s Midday Live on Sunday, March 7.
For him, “any MP who supports homosexuality has no business being a member of Parliament”.
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