What Did Akufo-Addo Say He Will Do This Year?


In 2017, He Said He Was In A Great Hurry To Fix Ghana

In 2018, Expect Major Development

In 2019, The Year Promises To Be Good; Let’s Build Ghana Together

 Since 2017, the economy of the country, has ceased to obey the law of gravity, anything that goes up can only go up again and can never come down.

If promises are what we need to develop this country, no president or head of State since independence, can equal the achievements of president Akufo-Addo.

But alas! talk they say is cheap, no nation has ever developed on mere rhetoric and long speeches, with everyday promises.

In the run up to the 2016 elections, promises were made as though the presidency is a monarchy, where only death, can rob a leader of it.

As a humanbeing, president Akufo-Addo, has his strength and weakness, I am bothered as a citizen, when it is apparent to the governed that, his weakness is running this country down.

Our elders have a saying that, a nice play starts in the morning. Last year and the year before, the president, who has made a life through talking, has assured us that, things will be better.

The light at the end of the tunnel promise has eluded us, since 2017, when he took the oath of office.

In 2017, the president said, he was a man in a hurry, this was in response to his critics who accused him of being in a haste as far as his appointments are concerned.

“I have heard it said that I am behaving like a man in a hurry, Mr Speaker I am indeed in a hurry. The times in which we live demands that we all be in a hurry to deal with the problems we face,” he told Parliament during his State of the Nation Address.

In 2018, ccording to citifmonline.com, speaking at the technology exhibition organized by the Kristo Asafo Church, President Akufo-Addo, said 2018 will be a better year than the previous one.

“In 2017 I said I was in a hurry but in 2018 it will be supersonic, we must help ourselves to improve Ghana. We should stop begging and be productive, we can do it, we have to do things on our own. If we don’t do this we can never develop “the president said.

In 2019, “I am looking forward very much to 2019 with a sense of hope and optimism, because our nation is certainly on the right path. This year promises to be a good one, and I encourage you to join hands with my government in building the progressive and prosperous Ghana we all want”.

The president, has developed the penchant of making promises that he knows he can’t keep.

I am an optimist, those who know me are aware I like giving the benefit of the doubt, but this president has lied his way to power and is still lying to stay in power.

The below average performance coming from a man, who contested in 2008, 2012, before eventually winning the 2016 election, does not in any way tell the full story we were told.

Yes, you don’t need a witchdoctor to understand that the change promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), means overturning our social conditions. Our people are hungry, forex is unstable, businesses are collapsing, and instead of changing their conditions, president Akufo-Addo, keeps shamelessly raising their hope every year.

What the hungry citizens need isn’t empty promises and assurances of a better next year, what they need are a favourable socio-economy to stay alive and thrive in.

If the president, could not deliver the promise he made in 2017 and 2018, what is the guarantee that, things will be different this year.

The level of despondency and hopelessness in the country, has reached an alarming proportion, the president and his party, can pretend not to care, as politicians do when they are in power.

Every negative reportage, is always interpreted to be the work of the opposition. The banking or financial sector is in crisis, the number of young Ghanaians losing their jobs as a result of bad economic decisions are alarming.

The president said, this year promises to be good and we should build Ghana together, the only people building themselves with our collective till, is his appointees.

Corruption, has a different definition under this administration, it is corruption, when members of the erstwhile National Democratic Congress members are involved, when it involves members of the New Patriotic Party, it is mere allegations without basis.

The presidency, which is the soul of the nation and all its represent, has now become the den of corruption, the president, we are told is not corrupt, but he encourages, motivates and clear his appointees when allegations of corruption are made against them.

Remind me what the president will say, he will do next year. The only achievement that has been trumpeted by this administration as the best thing to happen to this country is free Senior High School (SHS).

The programme is a monster waiting to swallow all of us, as not enough thinking and stakeholder engagements went into its implementation.

Headmasters and Headmistresses are afraid of victimization and so are unable to air their grievances, regarding the haphazard nature of the implementation of the free SHS.

Planting for Food and Jobs, has also become the avenue for naked thievery. A success story of the programme being touted by the minister of Agriculture and the president and yet prices of foodstuff are escalating.

So next year, being an election year, the president will stand up and declare that he has done more than Napoleon could do. Or what will he say, he will again, having failed in 2017, 2017 and certainly next year.

Apparently, the only punishment worse than meningitis was Nana Addo’s election, as president.

When you are told that, you are done with the performance that is when you remind us that, you have one dance left. Nana Addo, despite the hype, promises has been nothing but a complete failure, he will go out as the worst president in the fourth republic.

I cannot wait until 2020, when Ghanaians, will show him the exit.




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