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  • In all, we are expecting some seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) persons, comprising five hundred and thirty-two thousand (532,000) JHS 3 students, and two hundred and eighteen thousand (218,000) teaching and non-teaching staff, and invigilators, to be involved in tomorrow’s exercise.

    Fellow Ghanaians, good evening, and thank you for having me in your homes, once again. Two weeks ago, we begun the reopening of our schools, as part of the phased approach to bring our nation back to normalcy, following the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 disease in our country. Since that time, final year University students, SHS 3 and SHS 2 Gold Track students have all returned to school.

  • Uncomfortable as these restrictions have been, we have no option but to stay the course. We can only guarantee the safety of each other if we continue to adhere to them. As I have said before, ...

    Fellow Ghanaians,

    Good Evening, It has been eight (8) weeks since our nation embarked on a co-ordinated, enhanced response towards combating the Coronavirus pandemic, after we recorded our first two (2) confirmed cases. We have taken the necessary measures of aggressively tracing, testing, isolating and treating infected persons and their contacts, as a means of containing the spread of the virus amongst the population.

  • In the next couple of weeks, a decision will also be taken on the resumption of contact sports, including football, taking into consideration the imminent participation of our national teams in international competitions. As a known lover of football, ...

    Fellow Ghanaians, good evening.

    I thank you for welcoming me into your homes for the sixteenth (16th) time, as the fight to defeat COVID-19 continues not only in Ghana, but across the world. Day-in-day-out, countries, including our own, institute measures to try to limit and contain the spread of the virus, and return lives to normalcy. Some of these measures have been successful, others have not worked, with some countries now experiencing hikes in infection rates, and the emergence of what is referred to as a ‘second wave’ of the virus.

  • Fellow Ghanaians, as I have said before, all that Government is doing is intended to achieve five (5) key objectives – limit and stop the importation of the virus; contain its spread; provide adequate care for the sick; limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life; and inspire the expansion of our domestic capability and deepen our self-reliance.

    Fellow Ghanaians, Good evening.

    Nine (9) days ago, I came to your homes and requested you to make great sacrifices to save lives, and to protect our motherland. I announced the imposition of strict restrictions to movement, and asked that residents of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts to stay at home for two (2) weeks, in order to give us the opportunity to stave off this pandemic. As a result, residents of these two areas had to make significant adjustments to our way of life, with the ultimate goal being to protect permanently our continued existence on this land.

  • President Akufo-Addo, speaking at the inauguration ceremony indicated that, his government was committed to completing all unfinished projects of the previous government to the benefit Ghanaians.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday kick-started his three day working visit of the Volta region, with the inauguration of the Anloga shopping Centre in the Keta municipality.

  • From the day I was sworn into the high office of President of the Republic of Ghana, I have committed my country and myself to embrace the SDGs as an organising framework for our development.

    In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and as a blueprint to transform our world. The SDGs, with its 17 goals, is an ambitious, but much needed agenda. Amid daunting development challenges, the task of meeting these goals is without doubt greatest in Africa.

  • The remark by Mr Mahama generated lots of discussions in Ghana with many condemning him for his failure to empathise with the plight of Ghanaians.

    A tweet by former President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday has generated a discussion on social media with some commending the sense of humour of the former President.

  • In 2018, President Akufo-Addo was hopeful that his Government will consolidate these gains and ensure the flow of regular, affordable power to support the economic development of Ghana.

    President Akufo-Addo, says his government, over the past year, has brought stability in the place of the erratic power situation that was inherited from the erstwhile Mahama government.

    According to President Akufo-Addo, adequate power supply is critical to the operation and success of industry, especially small and medium scale enterprises, which provide the bulk of employment.

    He explained that not only is regular supply important, but competitive rates of power are equally important.

  • The President noted that with the historic decision of the African Union to bring into being, on 21st March, 2018, the Continental Free Trade Area, the agenda of regional integration, which will establish a market of some 2 billion people in 20 years, presents immense opportunities to bring prosperity to Africa with hard work, enterprise and creativity.

    President Akufo-Addo has urged Governors of the United States of America not to ignore Africa, stating his belief that “this can be Africa’s century”.

  • With Africa having overcome several trials and tribulations, such as slavery, imperialism, colonialism, tyranny, and dictatorship, the President indicated that the African peoples continue to chalk significant successes in advancing the promotion and respect for human rights in their governance.

    The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 29th January, 2018, launched the 70th anniversary celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a call on all to ensure that the fight for the protection and respect for human rights remains a constant one.

  • “If the Free SHS policy is to succeed, and if we are to build the modern, progressive and prosperous Ghana we desire, each and every one of us here – political leaders, traditional rulers, teachers, parents, students – has a major stake in ensuring that we achieve excellence in our educational system. The policy is not about the NPP or the NDC.”

    “If the Free SHS policy is to succeed, and if we are to build the modern, progressive and prosperous Ghana we desire, each and every one of us here – political leaders, traditional rulers, teachers, parents, students – has a major stake in ensuring that we achieve excellence in our educational system. The policy is not about the NPP or the NDC.”

  • “I am young, I agree, but you are my big brother, and I know that you will help Liberia to succeed,” he appealed.

    The President of Republic of Liberia, George M. Weah, has extended a passionate appeal to the Government of President Akufo-Addo and people of Ghana to help Liberia to progress and succeed.

  • With 30% of the earth’s remaining minerals in Africa, and with the continent becoming an important player in the world production of coal, oil and gas, he bemoaned the fact that most of these resources are exported in their raw form, ...

    President Akufo-Addo has charged Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and African Governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to help realise the vision of a self-reliant Africa that is no longer dependent on the receipt of aid and charity.

  • President Akufo-Addo has stated that the new paradigm of economic development, which his administration is vigorously pursuing, of insisting on value-addition industrial activities within a conducive and business-friendly environment, can make headway.

  • The President continued, “Knowledge, knowledge and more knowledge is the only way by which we can rid our society of ignorance, poverty and disease, and, thereby, accelerate progress towards a better future for our children”.

    The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his Government has ensured that poverty is no longer a stumbling block to the access of education of Ghana’s children, as a result of the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy in September 2017.

  • “We do ourselves and future generations a great disservice if we leave women out of the agenda for development,” he said.

    President Akufo-Addo has urged the 17 member states of the African Union, to ratify the 2003 Maputo Protocol, which is the “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa.”

  • The President, “We are also upgrading some 35 National and Vocational Training Institutes across the country, and upgrading colleges of education that specialize in technology. There is underway a major revision of the curricula of TVET schools to make them relevant to the needs of our changing economy.”

    President Akufo-Addo, says the strategy of his government is to expand technical and vocational opportunities at both secondary and tertiary levels, and, thereby, strengthen the linkages between education and industry, as well as empower young people to deploy their skills, to employ themselves and others.

  • Government, the President added, will ensure that these projects are delivered on time, on budget, and with value for money.

    President Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of his administration to fixing and improving the nation’s road network.

  • In his remarks, the Sankore Chief told the President that “You have done a lot in only two years. We have heard and have seen. Even if we are blind, we are not deaf. Continue on this path.”

    The Chief of Sankore, in the Ahafo Region, Nana Ogyedom Appiah Kubi Pabo Katakye IV, has applauded the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for visiting Sankore “not by air but by road.”

  • According to the President, “We are looking for a new, more progressive agenda between us, which is an agenda where Ghanaian and American Enterprises will ...

    President Akufo-Addo has asked for a new relationship paradigm with the United States of America that focuses largely on trade and investments.

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