President Akufo-Addo has his government has a clear vision on where it was taking the country, saying that by the end of his mandate, Ghana would have emerged a very prosperous nation.
He said, his government had over the last two and half years made significant progress in all aspects of the economy and was working to put the country on the path of progress and prosperity.
The President who made this known when he addressed participants at the 2nd Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit at the Accra International Conference Centre.
He said though his administration inherited an economy confronted with significant challenges, significant progress had been made, with the macroeconomic fundamentals now pointing in the right direction.
"By dint of hard work and prudent management of our resources, we have made modest advances, and I am happy to report that we have been able to steer our country out of the stormy waters that had characterised the years before 2017," he noted.
President Akufo-Addo explained that Ghana’s trade balance, has for the first time in more than a decade, recorded a surplus in 2017, maintained it in 2018, and, in the first quarter of 2019 has recorded a surplus of $899 million.
The President asked all Ghanaians, including those in the Diasporas to join hands with his government to deliver progress and prosperity to every part of Ghana.
“I am certain that together, we can transform Ghana and use all the blessings that the Almighty has bestowed on us to bring wealth to our people and nation," he said.
President Akufo-Addo further underscored the critical importance of the role of those in the diaspora to the economic fortunes of Ghana, noting, the immense benefits that remittances from abroad had contributed to the growth of economies like China, Kenya, Israel and Ethiopia.
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