General News of Tuesday, 21 February 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the fact that he keeps repeating the state of the “ailing economy” he inherited from his predecessor John Mahama, does not mean he complains too much.
Delivering his maiden State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo said the citizens deserve to know the true state of the nation, so they can appreciate the measures his government will embark on to fix it.
“I’m not complaining,” the former Foreign Affairs Minister declared, adding: “I was elected to get things done.”
“I wasn’t elected by the people to complain… I was elected to fix what is broken and my government and I are determined to do just that,” Akufo-Addo promised.
The president said he was optimistic the future looks bright for Ghanaians, however, his government will have to “implement some tough, prudent and innovative polices to get out of this financial cul-de sac.”
He noted the first budget of his government which is expected to be delivered in less than two weeks will announce drastic measures to transform the various sectors of the economy.
“We must and we will confront the problems of the economy,” Nana Akufo-Addo opined. “We’ll reduce significantly some of the levies and tariffs.”