President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged to protect Ghana’s public purse during his administration.
He opined that public service is not the avenue for politicians to milk the state adding that he will ensure value for money.
“I shall protect the public purse by insisting on value for money in all transactions…Public service is just that; it is not an avenue for making money,” President Akufo-Addo said during his inaugural speech after he was sworn-in as the 5th President of the 4th Republic Of Ghana, at the Black Stars Square Saturday.
According to him, it is time to imagine and dream again. “Ghana is opened for business again.”
President Mahama also said being Ghanaian comes with more responsibilities than just holding or owning the birth certificate.
“The change we have voted for has to start with each individual. I ask you to be responsible citizens,” adding “it is time to define what being a Ghanaian ought to mean. Being a Ghanaian must mean you sign up to a definable code of conduct,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
Nana Akufo-Addo defeated John Mahama in the December 7 polls by 53.85% of the total valid votes cast, against Mahama’s 44.4%.