President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the nation of fulfilling the promises he made during his campaign ahead of the general elections.
He said he was determined to change the fortunes of the country, create jobs and bring prosperity to all Ghanaians.
Nana Akufo-Addo said these when he addressed the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs at Dodowa yesterday.
The visit of Nana Akufo-Addo to the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs was his first since he was declared winner of this year’s presidential election by the Electoral Commission (EC).
Nana Akufo-Addo, who stood on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), polled 5,716,026 of the valid votes cast, representing 53.85 per cent, to beat the incumbent President, John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who got 4,713,277 votes, representing 44.40 per cent of the valid votes cast.
In his address to the House, Nana Akufo-Addo promised to ensure that two harbours were built at James Town and Teshie to boost the fishing industry.
Speaking in Ga, he thanked the chiefs for their support in his landslide victory.
“It is because of this [performance in the region] that I am coming to thank you and to reiterate my determination to implement policies to develop the region.”
Nana Akufo-Addo entreated the chiefs not to hesitate to offer advice whenever he went wrong in his decisions and actions, saying “with this work, if you don’t have people who will advise you, it will be difficult”.
The President of the Regional House of Chiefs, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, commended the president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo and the entire NPP leadership for coming to Dodowa to express their gratitude to the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.
In his address, Nii Dowuona, who is the Osu Mantse, entreated Nana Akufo-Addo to call NPP supporters to order to desist from attacking their opponents and destroying national property.
He noted that Nana Akufo-Addo was a peaceful man and, therefore, supporters of the party should refrain from acts that would disturb the peace of the country and mar his image.
By Kingsley Asare