12 presidential pictures of Nana Addo one year in power since January 7th

12 presidential pictures of Nana Addo one year in power since January 7th

January 7th marks exactly a year since President Akufo-Addo was sworn to office. All too soon, his administration continues to receive feedback and criticism from supporters and political contenders alike.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Nana Addo waving at a cheering crowd during his Greater Accra tour (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

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The administration of the New Patriotic Party, won the heart and mind of millions of Ghanaian voters who just wanted change and economic liberation at a point in the country were graduate unemployment stands at nearly 50 percent.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Special traditional army which led Nana Addo to parliament for state of nation address (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

Despite some of the ambitious plans Nana Addo and his government took, including the Free SHS and one-district-one-factory initiative, the government was able to deliver on all its promises just in the first year in office.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo in a pose ahead of Nana Addo's first state of nation's address (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

But the economy was still a major challenge to the government as the debt to GDP ratio remained on the high side. This saw the finance minister, Ken Ofori Attah develop a new strategy to ease the cost of doing business in Ghana and open the gates for more private sector involvements.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Nana Addo and Jerry Rawlings in an epic handshake at the Flagstaff House (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

Based on the economic progress of the NPP-led government, Ghana continues to witness the avid interest of many world leaders to explore business partnerships with Ghana.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Nana Addo going through some documents at the Flagstaff House (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

This can be seen with the high-power delegation from France and Germany, the visit by the Ivorian leader and also Nana Addo's engagement with the British Prime minister, Theresa May.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

This was when Nana Addo paid a courtesy call to British prime minister, Theresa May (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

But beyond these partnerships has been government's recent decision to move from getting aids and grants from international donors and partners.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

This "Ghana beyond aid" agenda has seen Nana Addo commended all over the world as he seeks to end the trend of Ghana going to the west to beg for aid.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Aside from the success stories, there still lie grave challenges the NPP administration would have to address moving forward. These include the influx of Ghanaians leaving the shores of Ghana for greener pastures, the emergence of political vigilante groups as Delta Forces, the threat of terror, to mention a few.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Although the government has reassured of its efforts to deal with these emerging threats, it still seems there is more to be done in the remaining three years of NPP's stay in office.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Nana Addo breaking grounds for the construction of a factory at Ekumfi (Photo credit - Flagstaff house)

As government strives to make Ghana a better place, we can't but join in to make this dream a reality. After all, it is in our interest as Ghanaians to see our country become the best we ever imagined to be.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Nana Addo, the Bawumias at special Thanksgiving service (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

In all, we continue to pray that this NPP administration delivers on all of its promises for the development of Ghana.

12 crystal pictures of Nana Addo's first 12 months at Flagstaff House

Nana Addo in a pose with some 22 ambassadors (Photo credit - Flagstaff House)

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