President Nana Akufo-Addo
Government has indicated its readiness to work assiduously to return Ghana to prosperity soon.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who gave the assurance on Tuesday in Accra when Togbe Afede XIV, President of the National House of Chiefs led a delegation on a visit to the Presidency, disclosed that his administration will send Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity.
“Very soon the difficulties in our economic circumstances are going to be a thing of a past.”
He also stated that “steps are going to be taken very soon, in my own address to the nation, and in the first budget, to let the Ghanaian people know that the commitments we made in order to get their mandate were not just hollow words, and that there was every intention to live by those commitments. Those commitments, in our vision, are the way forward for the progress and prosperity of our country.”
“It is the considerations of the public sector which should guide us. We should never put ourselves as competitors with people in the private sector. I want to assure you, and through you to all the chiefs of our country, that to the extent that I have control over those I am working with, that is going to be the situation,” he said.
Nana Addo reassured the chiefs that “there will be no situation whereby Ministers, Deputy Ministers, or members of government are going to see themselves as competitors to the private sector. Our business is to make the policy, define the rules and regulations that will make the private sector flourish and grow.”
Touching on the development of entrepreneurship, which was a central feature of Togbe Afede’s remarks, President Akufo-Addo stated that the development of entrepreneurial talent “is a make or break for our country.”
He noted that “if we can find young, Ghanaian men and women who have that sense of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, and given the right framework, our country can make it and our people will prosper.”
The President added that “it is only through the development of entrepreneurial talent in Ghana that we will be able to emulate others who have come from the same conditions as ourselves, and yet, are today enjoying advanced standards of living. I speak of our brothers and sisters in Asia. I cannot accept that the Asians can do something we Africans cannot do. We can do it, and the opportunity is there for us.”