It’s now been two years since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) assumed office as the ruling party.
In that period, the Akufo-Addo government has not had things rosy and can so far be said to have had a mixed tenure.
However, on the bigger picture, the NPP government has made headways when it comes to some of its campaign promises.
There were some promises the party made that many thought would be unachievable, but have been proven wrong.
Here are five great things Akufo-Addo has done that people said were impossible:
1. Free SHS
The Free Senior High School (Free SHS) programme was the flagship campaign promise of the ruling NPP.
When Akufo-Addo said he would make SHS education free, he was criticized by the NDC who believed it was impossible.
However, less than a year after assuming office, President Akufo-Addo announced the Free SHS policy.
The government subsequently allocated a budget of GH¢1.2 billion towards the sustainability of the programme.
2. Appointment of SP
Another thing President Akufo-Addo has done that many thought was impossible is his appointment of a Special Prosecutor.
Last year, Martin Amidu was announced as the President’s choice for the newly created office of the Special Prosecutor.
The former Attorney General was subsequently sworn in as Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor in January 2018.
To appoint Mr. Amidu who is a member of the opposition NDC is something many did not think Nana Addo would ever do.
3. Creation of the 6 new regions
For many years, a section of Ghanaians called on the government to create new regions to foster development in those areas.
During the 2016 elections, Nana Addo promised that he will ensure the new regions are created when he assumes office.
True to his word, the President gave the go-ahead for a referendum to be held to decide on whether or not the new regions should be created.
In the end, the people massively endorsed the creation of the Bono East, North East, Ahafo region, Western North, Savannah and Oti regions.
4. Implementation of mobile money interoperability
The Nana Addo government has again been able to keep its promise of implementing the mobile money interoperability.
Phase One of the project was launched in May 2018 with mobile money platforms being connected to the Ghana National Switch (gh-link system).
In November last year, the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia launched the Phase Two of the Mobile Money Interoperability platform in Accra.
It concludes the Financial Inclusion Triangle, and ensures universal interoperability, making Ghana one of the few countries in the world to attain this feat.
5. Ensuring Dagbon peace
President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government deserve special commendation. Some eminent Ghanaians have suggest that although previous governments played key roles in bringing peace to Dagbon State, Nana Addo comes top.
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