I won’t waver in fulfilling promises – Pres

President Akufo-Addo exchanging pleasantries with members of the Synod

President Akufo-Addo exchanging pleasantries with members of the Synod

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he will not waver in his commitment to fulfill all the promises he made to Ghanaians in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

He said Ghanaians elected him to be President because they were unsatisfied with their living conditions and the direction in which the economy was headed and believed that he had the right solution to the problems

“They believed we, in the NPP, were different, and could put in place the requisite measures to improve their living conditions. My government has begun putting in place the measures that will improve the living conditions of the Ghanaian people,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo was addressing the 17th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Abetifi, Kwahu in the Eastern Region last Saturday.

He expressed his profound appreciation to the leadership and members of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana for the prayers and support they gave him in the run-up to the December 2016 elections.

“By the Grace of God, and with the generosity of the Ghanaian people, I am here today, not as presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, but as President of the Republic. It was ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts”.

“After coming here to seek your support during the 16th General Assembly, I come back again, during the 17th General Assembly, to express my profound appreciation,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo also used the occasion to thank the Church for its contribution to the development of Ghana in the areas of education, health, agriculture, amongst others, and appealed to the church to continue to support his government to carry out its mandate to the people successfully.

“I am fortified in this by the Gospel of St. Matthew in chapter 19 verse 26, which reads: ‘But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible,” he said

President Akufo-Addo urged the gathering to believe passionately in their capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free themselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts.

“We can, together, build a new Ghanaian civilisation, where there is fair opportunity for all in education and health, where hard work, enterprise and creativity are rewarded, where there is an abundance of decent jobs with good pay, where there is a dignified retirement for the elderly, where there is a social safety net for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, where governance is honest and free of corruption, and where the rule of law works.”

“The founders of Ghana chose the words Freedom and Justice as the country’s motto, “because they envisaged us as a shining example to the black peoples of the world of what a free, dedicated, enterprising, Ghanaian people can do to build a society the equal of any, anywhere on the face of the planet. I am deeply influenced by this vision,” he said.

Present at the assembly were the Acting Moderator, Rev. G.O. Kwapong; Clerk of the Presbytery, Rev. Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong; former Moderator, Reverend Prof. Emmanuel Martey; and the entire membership of the Synod.

By Times Reporter

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