Though President Akufo-Addo has given assurance his government will honour all promises it made ahead of the December 2016 polls, it looks like the herculean task has started to overwhelm some of the officers of the state including the president himself.
The aL-Hajj newspaper reports that, President Akufo Addo and his appointees are quivering over fulfilling their own campaign pledges some of which they have openly admitted is giving them sleepless nights.
While government is still struggling to address these critical challenges facing the economy, Trainee Nurses and Teachers, Contractors owed by government and parents of Senior High School students among others are also uncompromisingly breathing on the neck of the president to meet his obligations based on which, they voted for him in the last election.
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President Akufo-Addo himself has confessed to having sleepless nights over how to redeem his numerous campaign promises to avoid incurring the wrath of ‘impatient’ Ghanaians as he foresee difficulties implementing them.
Speaking at a press conference to introduce his ministerial nominees for the ten regions, the President was blunt in admitting that things are not rosy as he would have wished to bring the kind of transformation he promised, assuring that “…but I’m a firm believer in the statement that when times are tough, the tough get going.”
Though government officials will not openly admit that they have been taken aback by the enormity of task ahead of them, they are said to be discussing it among themselves on the quiet and at meetings.