President Akufo-Addo is not in Ghana, he is in the United Kingdom for a week-long leave with his wife and family. The head of communications has revealed in a press statement that the leave is to help the president take some time off to rest.
But there are dire issues on the mind of the president especially on best ways to improve his presidency and achieve the promises made in the lead up to the elections.
In this write-up, we explore the key things Nana Addo will be thinking about during his stay in the United Kingdom (UK).
1. Growing threats of crime
The issue of crime and vigilantism remains the existing threat to the presidency. It started with the vigilante groups to the menace of armed robbery. In fact, under the first years of Nana Addo’s administration have we experienced bouts of crime and daylight armed robberies in the country.
The hallmark of every government is peace and so if such things with insecurity pursues. Nana Addo will definitely have to think through ways of dealing with this issue once and for all.
2. Gay pressure from lobbyists
There has not been any administration with so much pressure to legalise gay rights than this new administration under the leadership of Nana Addo.
From being hijacked at international media houses to fierce speeches from the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, it is clear that that the NPP government has been lashed with severe tags of planning to push the gay debate.
The presidency has revealed that it will not legalize gay rights but from the look of things it is clear the Nana Addo-led administration has a long way to go to convince Ghanaians.
3. Job creation
Millions of Ghanaians are currently without jobs. In fact, existing data show that over 1 million graduates from the various educational institutions are without jobs. Nana Addo has described this development as a threat to national security.
This has seen government come up with various interventions including the recent Nation Builder’s Corps. But there is still much to be done about the menace of unemployment and the president knows this best.
4. Delayed projects
Let us face the fact that Nana Addo made various wild promises to Ghanaians including the one district one factory program. It’s been barely two years since the NPP administration took office and it still looks like some major projects are yet to be achieved.
Ghanaians are watching closely how things will pan and it is left with government to not let the hopes of Ghanaians. Nana Addo will definitely have to keenly consider ways of dealing with this troubling trend before it swallows his votes in the 2020 polls.
5. Rising cases of HIV infections
YEN.com.gh has earlier reported on how HIV infections increased by 21 percent as at 2016. It has been shown that the prevalence rate among young persons between the ages of 18 to 25 has doubled as at the end of year.
With a youthful population and rise in the reproductive age, it is clear that figures could triple by 2020 if government fails to put in place drastic steps.
6. Rise in Tramadol abuse
It has been described as health alert in the country with thousands of young men and women strangely hooked to the drug like life support.
The effects of this drug is fatal and yet still, the country’s borders are being infiltrated by smugglers who illegally bring in overdosed milligrams of the drug. Definitely, the president will be taking time off to deal with these issues just once and for all.
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