President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed optimism about his chances of emerging victorious in the upcoming December 7 general elections because he has been a good servant.
According to him, his works since assuming office as president is a tremendous indication that he deserves one more term in office.
“…That’s the basis of which I’m going to ask four more for Nana. I’m very confident that when it comes to the day of accounting on the 7th of December the Ghanaian people will say “Nana you’ve done well, thank you, continue. Because I know the work is being done and it’s being appreciated,” the president boasted.
While touting his achievements over the past three and half years in an interaction with some Ghanaians in Oslo, Norway, the president said both the micro and macro-economic indicators have been positive since he started managing the affairs of the state.
“…I will say that looking at the legacy that we inherited, an economy that was going at the lowest it had been for nearly two decades, highly indebted country, strangling under debt in nearly all areas. In the energy sector, in the education sector in the health sector. Our National Health Insurance Scheme which was a great legacy of President Kufour was virtually moribund, our energy sector equally compromised by heavy indebtedness which brought about dumsor phenomenon…and the sluggish economy low wages, high inflation. We inherited a fiscal deficit of 9.3%…All of these are indicators that the economy…has been put in a really sound place.”
Still on the state of economy, President Akufo-Addo in an attempt to strike a comparison between his government and the previous Mahama administration said, former President John Dramani Mahama and his team performed quite poorly in the capital markets.
The president amongst other things, emphasised the niches his government has carved for the country in the banking sector. Per facts available to him, Akufo-Addo noted that the banking sector under his government has become fully capitalized and profitable for the benefit of the ordinary Ghanaian.
He described the former phase of the banking sector under the erstwhile Mahama as “poorly managed with poor governance practices.”