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5 Enviable Achievements Of Nana Akufo Addo That Will Make Him A President Forever

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5 Enviable Achievements Of Nana Akufo Addo That Will Make Him A President Forever

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).

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GhanaCNN.com 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:

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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.

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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.

The Enviable Free Senior High School Policy

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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).

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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

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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.

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Restoring Teachers and Nurses Trainee Allowance

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Numerous motivational packages was 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.

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Mahama Must Know Ghana Is Governed By Laws – Kamal-Deen On Charlotte Osei’s Removal

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Mahama Must Know Ghana Is Governed By Laws – Kamal-Deen On Charlotte Osei’s Removal

The deputy Communication Director for the governing NPP, Kamal-Deen Abdulai says the former Electoral Commission (EC) boss, madam Charlotte Osei was lawfully removed from office.

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According to him, the laws will apply on anybody irrespective of the offender’s status in the country adding that when you flout it you cannot escape the consequences that come with the offends.

His comments come on the back of former President John Mahama questioning how State institutions have been bastardized in the country by the current administration.

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Delivering a lecture on “Africa’s Strategic Priorities and Global Role” at Chatham House, London last Friday January 27, 2023, the former President also recounted how the former EC boss was removed.

Commenting on the lecture by the former President on Starr News, Mr. Kamal-Deen stated that it is unfair for former President Mahama to describe the removal of the former EC boss as frivolous on an international stage such the Chatham House.

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“No matter who you are, our constitution is clear that no one is above the law and for His Excellency John Dramani Mahama who hascbeen the President of the republic of Ghana before, and who swore according to the constitution of Ghana and swore to uphold all the laws of Ghana.

“It will be very unfair to the system when he says that reasons for the asking of Charlotte Osei from office were frivolous. The question that comes to mind is that was Charlotte Osei taken out of office as a result of due process of the law? As a result, she has relented on her duties and to the extent that she has flouted the laws of this country or not, and if the answer is yes then I think that President Mahama should come again.

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“I think it is unfair for a statesman to make such a statement. With the young people growing up we all have learnt that we need to be bonded by the laws of the country. We need to actually work with them and Charlotte Osei.

“The accusations that came for her removal emanated from the same institution, people she was working with. Even Commissioners that were at the same table had problems with her and she had problems with them.”

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Mr. Kamal-Deen stated that the former President should not sit anywhere and formulate any story while the accusations and counter accusations from EC under the leadership of Charlotte Osei got her out of office.

“Me I will maintain that no matter how little a law appears and no matter how little a crime appears it is still a crime. So long as it is defined by the law as a crime and if it is punishable and if consequences are to come with them, they are supposed to come with them and of course you will face them as well.”

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Asiedu Nketia Is Implicating Bagbin As Brain Behind Removal of Haruna, Muntaka – Koku Anyidoho

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Asiedu Nketia Is Implicating Bagbin As Brain Behind Removal of Haruna, Muntaka – Koku Anyidoho

A Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho believes that the latest comments by the National Chairman of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia on why the changes to the Minority Leadership, is implicating the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin for being the brain behind the action.

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Mr Asiedu Nketia has stated that the NDC cannot accept a situation where New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament cooperate with Speaker Alban Bagbin when NDC lawmakers are not doing same even though Mr Bagbin is from the NDC.

Addressing the NDC UK/Ireland Chapter during a visit to London after accompanying former president John Dramani Mahama for a public lecture engagement at Chatham House, Mr Nketia said “My priority in Parliament is to see our parliamentary caucus working together and also cooperating with the Speaker of Parliament. Why did we struggle to get an NDC person elected as a Speaker of Parliament?

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“There are certainly some advantages and those advantages can be tapped into when your leadership is cooperating with the speaker. So we cannot have a situation where NPP is cooperating with the speaker and our NDC leadership has challenges with the speaker and if you are given a party whose leadership in Parliament is not working together, what will you do? You make the changes or you resign and I am not about to resign.”

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Leaked Audio Tape: Court Orders Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Kwaku Boahen To Answer To Charges

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Leaked Audio Tape: Court Orders Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Kwaku Boahen To Answer To Charges

The High Court in Accra has ordered the former National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, and a former Deputy Communications Officer, Anthony Kweku Boahen, to open their defence to charges.

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The two were charged in 2019 with conspiracy to cause harm following a leaked audio tape in which they were alleged to have plotted to harm the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and the Chairman of the Peace Council.

Both are also separately facing a charge of assault on a public officer, but have pleaded not guilty and been granted bail.

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In the course of the trial, the prosecution called three witnesses to give evidence towards the proof of their various charges. But, after the closure of the prosecution’s case, the accused persons through their lawyers, each filed a submission of no case to answer on November 24, last year.

They contend that the prosecution’s witnesses were unable to prove the charges against them, so the court should acquit and discharge them.

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Ruling on the submission of no case on Thursday, January 26, Justice Samuel Asiedu, now a Justice of the Supreme Court sitting as an additional High Court judge, said a prima facie case has been established against them by the prosecution.

According to the judge, there is evidence on the record in respect of the charges brought up against them, and the court is satisfied that, given the evidence before it, it is fit and proper that the accused persons are called upon to open their defence.

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“The court has examined the evidence which has been placed before it by the prosecution vis-à-vis the charges which the accused persons are facing and the court has come to a conclusion that there is evidence on record in respect of the charges brought up against the accused persons.

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“This is not the stage for the court to review the evidence and make pronouncements as to the guilt or innocence of the accused persons. The court is satisfied that given the evidence before it, it is fit and proper that the accused persons be called to enter upon their defence.

“In this regard, the court adopts the statement of the law espoused in Asamoah and Another vs. The Republic (supra) to the effect that: ‘There is no rule of law or procedure which gives an accused person the automatic right to make a submission of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution’s case in a criminal trial.

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“In a summary trial, it is at the discretion of the Judge to determine whether or not a prima facie case has been made out against the accused persons, having regard to the evidence adduced.

“Where there is cogent evidence against the accused a trial Judge did not have to waste time inviting counsel for the accused to make a submission of no case…An appellate court only has to ascertain whether, at the close of evidence in support of the charge, a case was made out against the accused sufficiently to require him to open his defence.

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“Furthermore, the standard of proof the prosecution bears at the stage of the trial before the appellants open their defence is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt. See Tsatsu Tsikata v The Republic [2003-2004] SCGLR 1068.”

“For the above reasons, the court said, “the submission of no case to answer is hereby overruled. The accused persons shall open their defence accordingly.”

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Charges

The accused persons have been charged with the offence of conspiracy to cause harm contrary to sections 23(1) and 69 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, (Act 29), as amended. This charge appears in count one of the charge sheet.

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The 1st accused has also been charged, in count two, with the offence of assault on a public officer contrary to section 205(a) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, (Act 29). Likewise, the 2nd accused has also been charged.

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