- Nana Addo says he wasn't a lucky president
- He says he met Ghana's treasury empty
President Akufo-Addo has opened up about the state of Ghana’s treasury after taking over from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its leader, John Mahama.
According to Nana Addo he was sworn into office as a President when the Mahama administration had depleted the entire state coffers.
President Nana Addo disclosed this after some members of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
Nana Addo while addressing the chiefs who had called on him with some concerns about the state of the roads in their communities, indicated that he was not a lucky president as his predecessor handed over an empty state treasury to him.
After hearing the concerns raised by the chiefs, Nana Addo pledged that he is putting measures in place to salvage the situation.
“I wasn’t a lucky son; I didn’t inherit from my father a lot of money. Instead, I inherited an empty treasury; so we are now trying to build up the treasury,” Nana Addo said.
The president stated that the difficult situation will not hold his administration down as he is determined to get the country’s problems solved once and for all.
“We don’t want to be moving forward in Ghana leaving anybody behind; we all want to move together along a broad front,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo noted that the issue of the Upper East Region was a matter of great concern to him and his government.
He therefore promised the chiefs and the people of the region, saying, “I’m determined to make the Upper East Region a major target of mine.”
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