GHANA: In Praise of President Akufo-Addo, From Sophia Blankson & Akosua Serwa, Kumasi

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo/Photo: MIM/ANA

Post-election 2020 Ghana has been polarised by both camps of the political spectrum. This, we consider to be very unfortunate.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has over the last four years achieved what no other Ghanaian leader has accomplished since independent in 1957. Some may disagree, but that is our position. And it is a fact.

President Akufo-Addo has kept to all the promises he made prior to taking office as the Head of State of Ghana. Think about his free education programme, a programme rolled out all over the country. Where in the entire continent of Africa is this policy currently being implemented?

Nana Akufo-Addo has also kept to his promise to create a Ministry for Inner-City Development and Zongo affairs. No president in Ghana has ever thought of the development of our Zongo communities. Only President Akufo-Addo. You the Zongo people especially must be grateful to the President.

No leader anywhere in the world is perfect. President Akufo-Addo may have his faults but he is above all our past presidents in terms of the development of the country.

We Ghanaians have a tendency of not acknowledging the leadership qualities of our leaders. We should not make the same mistake with the way we treat President Akufo-Addo.

At 76 years of age, this president is budding with energy than even some of the youngest appointees in his government. His energy could be seen in the way and manner he criss-crossed the length and breath of the country, not only during the recent election campaigns but prior to that.

Some say the election was rigged by President Akufo-Addo. The question is how? Is President Akufo-Addo the Electoral Commissioner? Our fellow Ghanaians, be objective in the way you access issues. President Akufo-Addo did not declared the election results; it was the Electoral Commission that did the declaration. So, why on earth should the president be blamed?

A word to the wise is enough. That is our view.

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