The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has rallied support for his government as he seeks to return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.
The new leader who won the December 7, 2016 election called for unity of purpose to ensure that his big dreams for Ghana are achieved.
He was addressing a gathering of Ghanaians resident in Bamako, Mali, Friday, January 13, 2017, on his arrival in that country for the Africa-France Summit.
On his first official trip outside the country, President Akufo-Addo told the Ghanaians he confident that his government can transform the fortunes of the country, and give citizens a dignified living.
Reiterating his belief that the wishes and aspirations of Ghanaians can be met during his time in office, President Akufo-Addo noted that “what we need to understand and believe is that we can also make it in Ghana, and improve the standards of living of our people. We can do it.”
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians in Mali, and those living in other parts of the world, to “start considering and planning your return home, so you can also contribute your quota in helping move our country forward. Ghana needs your strength and intellect.”
On the outcome of the December 7 election, President Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana’s standing in the league of democratic nations has soared greatly, largely as a result of the peaceful outcome of the elections.
“Our elections were conducted without any turmoil. The Ghanaian people exercised their democratic franchise peacefully. The then sitting President, John Mahama, also conducted himself very well by accepting the verdict of the elections. Ghana is at peace, and I am confident that very soon there will be a lot of more positive news on the economic and developmental front for all of us,” he added.