President Nana Akufo- Addo
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has eulogized and extolled the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo as he marks his 76th birthday.
Mr Akufo-Addo turned 76 years old on Sunday March 29, 2020.
Mr. Akufo-Addo, seen widely as one of Africa’s best Presidents in recent history, was born on March 29, 1944 in then Gold Coast now Ghana.
He was born to one of Ghana’s former Presidents, Edward Akufo-Addo.
On January 7, 2017, Mr Akufo-Addo, born William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, became the President of Ghana.
Prior to becoming President, Mr Akufo-Addo had served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the former President Kufuor-led administration.
In a statement signed by its General Secretary, John Boadu, the NPP said, “Whilst it is true that in the seven decades of nationhood and counting, the Republic of Ghana was and continues to be blessed with great leaders, it is also true that the current President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, remains one of the greatest leaders of the country if not the primus inter pares.”
It said “His stewardship of the country in the few years he’s been serving as the Commander-in-chief, has, without doubt, been stupendous, and consistent with his social contract with the Ghanaian people.”
President Akufo-Addo, the party noted, continues to demonstrate visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to meeting the aspirations of the present generation whilst securing the future of the next generation.
To him, it said, the national interest and for that matter the legitimate expectations of the Ghanaian people, at all times, take precedence over every consideration.
“He is that President who chooses country over self; country over family; country over presidency; and ultimately, country over his political party. “
“The NPP and indeed the rest of the country cannot pride itself with a better leader,” it stated.
It indicated that President Akufo-Addo is, by all standards, an embodiment of divine blessing to our motherland and an anchor to the socioeconomic reconstruction of our country and the prosperity of its people.
“The President’s commitment to Project Ghana was once again put to test during this COVID-19 outbreak, which has been declared as a pandemic by the WHO.”
“And consistent with his enviable credentials, the President, has, thus far, risen to the occasion and demonstrated great leadership in his handling of this global health crisis to the admiration of other African countries and many world leaders.”
“Even his fierce critics and political opponents could not hide their admiration for his decisiveness and boldness.”
“As he said in his latest broadcast message to the nation, the NPP government, which inherited an economy that was growing at a paltry 3.4% and transformed it into one growing at an average of 7% over the last 3 years, certainly has the wherewithal to bring back our economy back to life after corona.”
By Melvin Tarlue