- President Akufo-Addo says he is against charity, aids and handouts
- His comments come days after personally receiving a $1 million gift from the India government
Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has charged the nation to stay away from the mentality of getting help from other nations stating that Ghanaians themselves can make Ghana the country they wish it to be.
Speaking during the 17th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Abetifi in the Eastern Region, the president stated that he remains committed to ensuring that Ghana transforms from aid to trade.
According to Nana Addo., “we must believe in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts”.
These comments by the president are somewhat in sharp contradiction to the gift or aid received from the government of India for the possible refurbishment of the Flagstaff house a few weeks ago.
This donation, presented by the India minister of state for external affairs, M.J. Akbar, was received with a grateful heart by president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
During his presentation, the India minister applauded the president for the various policies aimed at strengthening the lot of Ghanaians thus calling him the "father of democracy". This donation raises so many questions top of which is whether in deed the seat of the presidency is in a bad shape needed emergency renovations.
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