President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the economy his government has inherited from the Mahama led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government as a 'difficult' one.
According to President Nana Akufo-Addo's statements, Ghana's economy is far less robust than the New Patriotic Party government anticipated.
Speaking at the Flagstaff House during a press conference where he named 10 new Redional Minister-designates, President Akufo-Addo reaffirmed optimism in the possibility that the state of Ghana's economy could be turned around.
“But I’m a firm believer in the statement that when times are tough, the tough get going."
“This is the time that we have to show leadership and commitment to our nation. I continue to be an unrepentant optimist... We are a special people and we have a special destiny and I’m going to do everything within my bones to make sure that that destiny is realized in the years ahead of us.”
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President Akufo-Addo's comments echos previous comments made by Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia where he referred to the economy as a 'very difficult' economy.
Dr. Bawumia was speaking at a durbar of Zongo Chiefs and imams in Fadama, Accra. The event was organised by the Chief Imam to mark the birthday of Holy Prophet Mohammed on January 15.
“…We said that when, by the grace of Allah, we get into government we will undertake a number of policies and, by the grace of God, we have gotten into government we have looked at the economic situation. It is not an easy one, it is a very difficult one but, by the grace of Allah, we intend to keep all the promises that we made to the people of Ghana."
“You have already seen that we mean business; we are going to deal with the economic challenges. After all, that is what we were elected to do,” Dr Bawumia said.
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