- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted his campaign promises are ambitious
- The president however, says he will fulfill all before the end of his four-year term
President Akufo –Addo never said he will not be able to fulfill all his promises, contrary to reports makings rounds in the media.
This is according to the Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin who has lamented “misquoting” media houses who carried out such a story.
Numerous media houses reported last week that President Akufo-Addo had admitted that his promises during the 2016 elections were ‘ambitious’ and that he doubts if he will be able to achieve all of them.
Speaking at the 2017 Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Summit in Accra, the President said: “…We have considerable iron ore deposits in Ghana, in the Western and Northern Regions. That is also part of the focus. Then, of course, in so far as we have considerable gas resources in our country, we also want to bring it into play for a petrochemical industry. “So it is an ambitious programme. I am not sure in four years I will be able to do it all. But I am going to give it a big shot, and see what can be done."
However, Eugene Arhin has chided media houses who reported that the President said he will not be able to honor all his campaign promises.
According to him, Nana Addo never said such a thing in his address at the summit.
In a Facebook post he wrote: “So what do some media houses gain from completely misquoting the President, and putting on their respective websites a story (I Don’t Know If I Can Fulfil All Promises – Akufo-Addo) that is entirely their creation? The President, at this morning's Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Summit NEVER said he will not be able to fulfill all of his promises. He NEVER said that.”
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