Akufo-Addo sworn in as Ghana’s President

Photo credit: BBC News
Photo credit: BBC News

Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in on Saturday as Ghana’s new president at a ceremony in Accra, the country’s capital.

In a speech as he took office, the president said “I will not let the good people of Ghana down.

“I pledge to do my best to move this country to higher level of development; I will not let the good people of Ghana down.

“We should move on to deepen our democracy.”

The 72-year-old president also promised to work with Ghana’s neighbours “to ensure stability on the African continent.”

The new president, a lawyer who served as Ghana’s foreign minister in 2008, vowed to build on the West African country’s economic success.

Mr. Akufo-Addo got 53.85 per cent of the votes in Ghana’s December 7 election to defeat incumbent John Mahama who got 44 per cent of the votes.

Fourteen African heads of state including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the ceremony in Accra. (dpa/NAN)


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  • CeeCee1818

    Was Jammeh in attendance?

    • aisha ani

      Now that’s a good one.

  • thusspokez

    Show Nigeria how to do things properly.

  • Pumpido

    @72 President Addo’s biceps are still impressive with an upper arm that reminds me of iron Mike Tyson. Only a confident man at that age will expose his assets by electing to wear such a revealing costume. Now imagine if Bokohari of Katsina decides to expose his upper arm like President Addo has done, I am sure even the camera will blackout.

    Within minutes he has said he would cut taxes to stimulate investment and growth and build on the successes of the past president. He chooses to speak of the successes and concentrate therein rather than focus of the weaknesses or failures of the past administration led by John Mahama. This is civilization. It is how educated men should speak. Not like the dummies we have in our hands whose manifesto is to blame the fisherman for the drought in the desert.

  • Otile

    Chei, oto ka ana agba.