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General News of Wednesday, 4 April 2018


I have fulfilled some promises, the rest will follow – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo is confident he will fulfil all his campaign promises by the end of his first term in office.

The President held that within the last 14 months, he has delivered on a number of promises hence his optimism.

Despite coming good on the pledges to make senior high school education free and restoring trainee allowances for teachers and nurses, the Akufo-Addo government has been criticized for not kick-starting other key initiatives like one-village-one dam.

The roll-out of the one-district-one-factory plan has also failed to gather any significant momentum and most recently, there were complaints about the government’s lackadaisical attitude to ensuring the Right To Information Bill was passed as promised.
But the President told the leaders of the Adanwomase Kente Weavers and Sellers Association during a courtesy call at the Jubilee House on Tuesday that he was working to deliver on all of the remaining promises he made to Ghanaians.

“I told the good people of Ghana that I am up to the task of running the country. I have fulfilled a number of campaign promises. I know we have a lot to do. It is a four year mandate and by the time my four years will be over, I would have fulfilled all my promises. I am not one of the politicians who promises and fails to deliver. I will deliver on all my promises,” the President Stated.

During the courtesy call, President Akufo-Addo was honoured with the Akan title “Oseade?y?”, by the leadership and members of the Adanwomase Kente Weavers and Sellers Association.

The honour was conferred on the President by a delegation of Chiefs and Elders of Adanwomase for fulfilling some of the key programmes and policies promised in the run-up to the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Conferring the honour, the spokesperson of the delegation said “the Adanwomase Kente Weavers and Sellers Association are here today to present a specially woven Kente cloth, which w

e call ‘Oseade?y? Akufo-Addo’, in honour of the three major political campaign promises fulfilled, namely the Free Senior High School policy, the restoration of teaching and nursing trainee allowances, and for establishing the Office of the Special Prosecutor.”