Ghana’s new president promises honesty

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria was one of the 14 leaders that attended the inauguration of the new President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra on Saturday, January 7.

In his speech at his inaguration, the new president made a solemn promise to protect the public purse and insist on the value of money on all projects.

President Buhari in a handshake with new President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

President Buhari in a handshake with new President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

He said “I will not let the good people of Ghana down.

“I pledge to do my best to move this country to higher level of development; I will not let the good people of Ghana down.

“We should move on to deepen our democracy.”

The 72-year-old president also promised to work with Ghana’s neighbours “to ensure stability on the African continent.”

Nana Akufo Addo claimed that his business of leadership is to serve and Ghanaians should not expect any less from him.

Quoting one of his mentors Kofi Abrefia Busia, a former president, President Nana Akufo-Addo charged all to regard politics as an avenue of service to their fellow human beings.

‘‘Our success or failure should be judged by the quality of knowledge of the ordinary man and the standard of living he enjoys”, Akufo-Addo who beat then incumbent John Mahama in last months presidential election said.

Earlier, Chief Justice Theodora Wood sworn- in Vice President Dr Alhaji Mahamudu Bewumia who also took the oath of allegiance and secrecy waving to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters of the New Patriotic Party who thronged the Black Star Square.

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