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General News of Sunday, 11 December 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

I will provide effective leadership, Akufo-Addo tells Rawlings

President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his goal is to provide effective leadership and address the challenges faced by Ghanaians.

He says this is to improve rapidly the standard of living of Ghanaians.

This was contained in a statement from the victorious New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate acknowledging the congratulatory message from former president Jerry John Rawlings.

"Our people, as clearly expressed in your letter, are confronted with huge challenges – unprecedented levels of joblessness, high costs of living, widespread and rampant cases of corruption, and deterioration in governance and in the quality of our health and education services – which they want addressed."

"No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government. I am fully committed to pursuing 'an anti-corruption drive across-the-board', as you put it, which will be fully anchored in the rule of law and strict respect for due process," he said.

Read the letter below

H.E. Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings Former President of the Republic Accra.
Your Excellency, This is to acknowledge with thanks your letter of December 10, 2016, with its heartwarming contents.

Our people, as clearly expressed in your letter, are confronted with huge challenges – unprecedented levels of joblessness, high costs of living, widespread and rampant cases of corruption, and deterioration in governance and in the quality of our health and education services – which they want addressed.

My goal is to provide effective leadership, which is honest, competent and determined to deliver, and address these challenges, so that we can put our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, thereby, improve rapidly the standards of living of Ghanaians.

For this to happen, I would need the unalloyed support of every Ghanaian, irrespective of their ethnic group or religious or political affiliation. There can be no room in such an undertaking for witch-hunting or acts of political vendetta or harassment.

No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government. I am fully committed to pursuing “an anti-corruption drive across-the-board”, as you put it, which will be fully anchored in the rule of law and strict respect for due process.

That is the best form of security for every citizen of the country. Once again, many thanks for your letter of congratulations. Warm regards and best wishes.

Yours sincerely, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President-Elect.