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SONA 2017: I Wasn't Elected To Complain; But To Get Things Done...I'll Fix Broken Economy!   
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reassured Ghanaians of his commitment to rescue the economy from its current bad state.

The President made this pledge in his first State of the Nation Address at Parliament since he was elected Head of the Fourth Republic.

In his address, President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that though much thought was not given to whether the state was spending wisely to improve the lives of the people and irrespective of the ailing economy bequeathed to him, he was voted into power not "to complain", but "to get things done".

Consequently, he said, he is "determned to do just that" and told the House that his government has laid out programmes that will competently work out to better the lives of Ghanaians.

"Mr. Speaker, it gives me no joy to tell the story of the economy as it is; as we inherited. Too much time, energy and resources were spent in the past in my view without a deliberate, conscious assessment of the impact on jobs and whether or not, we were spending wisely to improve the lives of the people, communities and businesses.

"But I was elected by the overwhelming Ghanaian people to complain. I was elected to get things done. I was elected to fix what is broken. And my government and I are determined to do just that," he said.

President Akufo-Addo reiterate his confidence to fix the economic challenges and stated categorically that his government will succeed in bringing stability and development to the country.

"Mr. Speaker, in the beginning of March; the Minister for Finance will come to this House to lay out in the national budget the details of our economic policy and the clear roadmap that we have laid out for taking the country out of its current predicament and onto a sustainable path of recovery, jobs creation and prosperity. I am absolute, in my confidence, that we have the programme, the competence, the commitment and the goodwill of the people to turn things round. By the grace of God, we will succeed."
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi /Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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