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General News of Monday, 29 February 2016


Akufo-Addo presents ‘real state of the nation’ today

Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced he will deliver what he calls “The Real State of the Nation” today.
Nana Addo announced this on Twitter last Friday.

“I’m inviting you to join me as I present ‘The Real State of the Nation,” the tweet said.

Nana Addo’s presentation will be held at the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons at 10:00am on the scheduled date.

On Thursday February 25, President John Dramani Mahama delivered his last state of the nation address for his first four-year touting the achievements of his government.

Among other things, the President focused on major achievements made by his government in the health sector, education and energy.

He said his administration had fulfilled the promise he made at a similar address in 2015, to fix the power crisis (Dumsor) which plagued the nation, collapsing businesses and rendering many jobless.

The minority in Parliament said the President’s address was filled with half-truths, with the acting NPP Chairman Freddie Blay also describing it as disappointing.

Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Freddie Blay, who witnessed the nearly four-hour address, said the President said nothing, describing it as mediocre and disappointing.

“I must say from my own experience that I have heard a lot of State of the Nation Addresses, but this from my perspective is the most disappointing… it is the most disappointing State of the Nation address I have heard in this house.”

Mr. Blay said there was very little substance in the President’s presentation, explaining that every government undertakes development projects.

He added that comparing the revenue available to the NDC administration and what it had done over the years, it cannot compare to former President’s administration who he had little funding.