President John Dramani Mahama in his last state of the nation address to Ghanaians said “I have done my best” and also described his tenure a “rare privilege”.
The outgoing president who paves way for President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo addressed parliament Thursday ahead of his handing over Saturday.
He opined that a lot has been achieved in the various sectors of the economy, especially in the areas of education, energy, sanitation and health among others.
The address was in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution which states in part that: “The president shall at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before a dissolution of Parliament, deliver a message on the state of the nation”.
President Mahama lost woefully in the December 2016 elections. He becomes the first sitting president in the history of Ghana to have lost an election.
Nana Akufo-Addo will from January 7, 2017, take over the reigns of governance as the fifth president under the 1992 constitution.