In comes President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is the fifth president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. There is no better way to describe the president’s first speech to the people of Ghana, beyond graceful and inspirational. In due time, the content of the speech will be analyzed or perhaps be topics for discussion the rest of his tenure because the issues appealed to the very challenges Ghana must confront to knock open the doors to institutional and economic development.
However, one critical issue that merits immediate emphasis is the charge for Ghanaians to act as responsible citizens. This is a charge like no other because Ghana cannot possibly develop without the full and active participation of her citizens. In other words, President Akufo Addo has tapped into something President John F. Kennedy, once commissioned Americans to do to great effect.
Ghana must unite, to develop. This is what President Akufo Addo expects of us as citizens. It is our place as citizens to respond to the call of responsible citizenship to assist the administration to achieve its objective of creating prosperity and equal opportunity for all. So, as this administration unfolds, it is important for us to rise to the challenge of doing everything possible, to seek constructive opportunities to do for Ghana what we can, not merely what Ghana can do for us. This way, we can speed up the wheels of development and progress in Ghana.
To our new president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, we wish a successful tenure and God’s guidance to do what he can, to move the Ghanaian project forward.
Long live Ghana!