March 29, 2020
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. 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 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, 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. 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. What the government does not know how to do, is how to bring people back to life. “We will therefore protect people’s lives, then their livelihoods”, the President assured the nation.
The NPP had hoped that this great day, which marks the 76th birthday of President Akufo-Addo, would be celebrated with great excitement and grandeur, but unfortunately, same cannot happen owing to the situation we find ourselves. The party, nonetheless, is pleased to join the rest of the world to wish Mr. President, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It is our hope and prayer that Almighty God will continue to endow the President with more blessings and wisdom to lead this country to overcome the COVID-19 struggle and ultimately lead us to the promise land.