Governance Make moderate demands – Nana Addo tells Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo said he is making this appeal because of the ailing economy he inherited from his predecessors.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to be considerate in the demands they make on his government as he works tirelessly to put the economy on track.

This was in response to demands made by the chiefs and people of the Dorimon traditional area in the Upper West region.

President Akufo-Addo said he is making this appeal because of the ailing economy he inherited from his predecessors.

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“What we are saying is that all the things that you have put to me are things that I am very concerned about – extending the school feeding programme, establishing nurses training college—but a lot of them depend on the state of our public finances. And the truth of the matter is that, I am not a lucky son, I did not inherit a rich father. The inheritance I got from my predecessor was an empty treasury so I have to work my way from the bottom up.”

He was quick to give an assurance that he will honour all his campaign promises.


 “We are determined to realize all the commitments that we made to the people of Ghana before they gave us this vote because we want the people of Ghana to understand that not all politicians are liars, and not all politicians make promises to get the votes. But there are some who make promises and commitments because they know that if you give them the chance they can do it. They told me that I couldn’t do the free SHS that I was lying to the people of Ghana, that it was an election gimmick. Well, the gimmick is out today,” he said.

The President is on a 7-day tour in northern Ghana.

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He is in the Upper West Region for 2 days.

In the Upper West Region, the President used the opportunity to commission a $55.50 million water project at Wa.


The Water Project, which was constructed with a facility from the Korean Exim Bank, will supply 3.3 million gallons of water per day to the 100,705 residents of Wa.

The president called on the beneficiaries of the project to “look after the project and make sure you use the water with care. Turn off the taps [when not in use], continue to conserve water, and settle the little bills that would come, so that the project would continue to run and provide you with the service.”

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