In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM at the 31st Watch Night Service of Accra Ridge Church, President Akufo-Addo expressed confidence in a prosperous and peaceful year ahead.
2024 will be good and we will elect Bawumia as President- Nana Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he is optimistic about Ghana's prosperity in 2024.
With 2024 being an election year, the President voiced his belief that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would emerge as his successor through free and fair elections.
"It’s going to be a good and peaceful year. We will have a clean election to elect our new president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia,"
Despite economic challenges faced by the country in 2023, the latter part of the year witnessed signs of a rebound, notably marked by a significant reduction in the inflation rate with the the president saying Ghana has turned the corner.
In his Christmas address, President Akufo-Addo acknowledged the nation's resilience in overcoming economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. He expressed satisfaction that Ghana had turned the corner after three difficult years.
“Fellow Ghanaians, I'm particularly glad that our nation has turned the corner. Following three difficult years we, and indeed the world have faced. Inflation is being reined in. We're experiencing a relatively stable exchange rate and growth in our economy is rebounding. We continue to attract investments, domestic and foreign, reinforcing our position as the gateway to Africa. And we remain a beacon of democracy, peace and stability in Africa.” President Akufo-Addo said.
Ghanaians are set to cast their votes on December 7, 2024, to elect a new president. Besides the dominant political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress, nominating Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and John Dramani Mahama, respectively, for the upcoming polls, other political parties and independent candidates are also gearing up to join the race.
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