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Full text: Akufo-Addo’s speech at the 67th Independence Day celebration

Full text: Akufo-Addo’s speech at the 67th Independence Day celebration

Ghana News
Fellow Ghanaians, let me start by welcoming our special guest of honour, the redoubtable President of our western neighbour, the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, to the formal celebrations of the 67th anniversary of Ghana’s independence. I thank the children from across the country for their excellent march. I thank the cultural troupes from across the country on their magnificent display, which has showcased the best of Ghanaian culture. I thank the officers, men and women of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Police Service and the other Security Services for their display of order, pomp and ceremony. And I thank them all for their willingness to put their lives on the line to secure the safety of our nation, the peace of our society, and the sanctity of our prop...
Akufo-Addo’s 2024 State of the Nation Address [Full text]

Akufo-Addo’s 2024 State of the Nation Address [Full text]

Ghana News, Headlines Today
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presented his penultimate State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. He touched on various sectors of the economy and gave account on his achievements to Ghanaians. Below is the full text of President Akufo-Addo’s address: It is always exhilarating to be back in Parliament, and to discharge the duty, in fulfillment of Article 67 of the Constitution, of delivering to the House a Message on the State of the Nation on this occasion for the penultimate time. In accordance with protocol and convention, it is good to see that First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Second Lady Samira Bawumia, Spouse of Mr. Speaker, Alice Adjua Yornas, Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, and Justices of the Supr...
Apostle Ntumy was an outstanding servant of the church – Akufo-Addo

Apostle Ntumy was an outstanding servant of the church – Akufo-Addo

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Pentecost News
President Nana Akufo-Addo has eulogised the late former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Michael Kwabena Ntumy, describing him as an outstanding servant of the Church.  In a tribute read on his behalf by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the President said, Apostle Ntumy dedicated his life to the cause of God’s work at the peril of his life and contributed immensely to the country’s democratic growth.  “He was well known for his honesty, integrity and discipline. He was an outstanding servant of the Church, the Ghanaian people, and the public interest,” the President said.  “It is not often that it can be said of someone that he or she has finished his or her life’s work and with distinction. But we can certainly say that about the man for which w...
Photos: Otumfuo, Akufo-Addo and wives at King Charles’ coronation

Photos: Otumfuo, Akufo-Addo and wives at King Charles’ coronation

Africa News, Ghana News, International
President Akufo-Addo and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo have been spotted in the company of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at King Charles’ coronation in London. Otumfuo Osei Tutu and his wife, Lady Julia, clad in bespoke Kente, attended the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, whereas President Akufo-Addo wore a dapper suit with the First Lady in a colourful kente.
Swap our debts for climate interventions – Akufo-Addo to rich countries

Swap our debts for climate interventions – Akufo-Addo to rich countries

Ghana News, Headlines Today, World News
President Akufo-Addo has asked rich countries to allow heavily indebted poor African countries to swap their debts with climate interventions.  The President has been addressing the world at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, (COP27) in Egypt.  Ghana is currently facing a crippling economic crisis fueled by huge debt.  The debt situation is proving to be a major stumbling block to getting an IMF deal in time. Ghana is seeking a $3 billion bailout but the IMF has made it clear it will not lend to a country with unsustainable debt levels.  The IMF team has already worked with the finance ministry to complete a debt sustainability analysis. The IMF executive board is expected to base its fin...
Full text: Akufo-Addo’s address to the nation on economy

Full text: Akufo-Addo’s address to the nation on economy

Ghana News
Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. Back in 2020, at the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, I started a regular conversation with you that came to be popularly known as Fellow Ghanaians. It was a time of great fear of the unknown, and the entire world felt at risk. I came into your homes regularly to tell you what the experts were discovering about the virus, and what we should do. Now that we have seen the worst of COVID-19, I can tell you that there were moments during those times when I was distraught, there were moments when I was in despair about the apparent inadequacy of our health facilities, and there were moments when I wondered if the dire predictions made about dead bodies on our streets would truly happen. But I knew that I owed it to all of us that, as your presid...
Akufo-Addo directs official flags to fly at half-mast following Queen Elizabeth’s death

Akufo-Addo directs official flags to fly at half-mast following Queen Elizabeth’s death

Africa News, Ghana News, International, World News
President Akufo-Addo has directed that all official flags should fly at half-mast beginning Friday for seven days to honour the death of Queen Elizabeth. The President gave this directive on Thursday in a tweet to sympathise with the Royal Family and His Majesty King Charles III. “She was a cherished and revered monarch of the British people, the longest-serving in their history, who will be sorely missed. We are saddened by her departure. “In honour of her memory, I have directed that all official flags in the nation fly at half-mast for seven (7) days, as from tomorrow, Friday, 9th September,” the tweet read. https://twitter.com/NAkufoAddo/status/1567946849637613569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1567946852837769216%7Ctwgr%5E22b453f179ea55e0526ab4e411e...
US lauds President for peace, security in West Africa

US lauds President for peace, security in West Africa

Africa News, Ghana News, International
The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for what she said is his exemplary contribution to peace and security in West Africa, as well as Ghana’s role on the UN Security Council. “I have come to express our gratitude to Ghana for your leadership here in the region and also for your leadership in the Security Council and the close collaboration that we have been able to forge with your Permanent Representative to find solutions to the peace and security challenges that we face every day in the council,” she said. Ms Thomas-Greenfield gave the commendation at a meeting with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra last Saturday. She was in the country for two days, during which she participated in a...
60 district courts, 60 judges’ bungalows, 3 new high courts to be ready by October – Akufo-Addo

60 district courts, 60 judges’ bungalows, 3 new high courts to be ready by October – Akufo-Addo

Ghana News
President Nana Akufo-Addo says 60 district courts, 60 bungalows for judges, and three new high courts for three of the six newly created regions will be commissioned before the start of the legal year in October. According to him, government has taken note of the inadequate numbers of courts in various parts of the country, resulting in citizens travelling long distances to gain access to courts, and has decided to remedy this situation Speaking at the swearing-in of 10 new High Court Judges on Monday at Jubilee House, the President stated that government, through the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund, is constructing 100 new courts and bungalows for Judges in all 16 Regions of the country. They are broken down into the various Regions as follows – 20 courts ...

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