Ghana:72 year old Nana Akufo-Addo is sworn in as president
Heads of state from across Africa and thousands of guests and dignitaries watched him take the oath of office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra.
On Thursday, 7th January, president Nana Addo Akufo took, for the second time, the oath of office to serve as President of the Republic of Ghana. He thanked Almighty God and the Ghanaian people, who, by an emphatic margin, renewed his mandate in office for four more years, in the elections of 7th December.
According to him, It is a demonstration of the confidence and trust the Ghanaian people have reposed in me, not only in appreciation for the achievements chalked throughout my first four (4) years, but more significantly for the considerable amount of work that is to be done over the next four (4) years, in our drive to take our nation firmly onto the path of progress, prosperity and development, following the havoc wreaked by COVID-19.
“I pledge before this august House and the good people of Ghana that all I do will be for the common good,” Akufo-Addo said at the ceremony attended by heads of state from across West and Central Africa.
He promised to boost growth in one of the region’s largest economies, bring electricity to all, build more roads and achieve universal free healthcare.