President Nana Akufo-Addo again intimated that any sense of delayed progress was due to the economy left it by the Mahama administration, which the current government maintains was poor.
“Having inherited a bad situation, I know we are not where we ought to be but the signs of a better and brighter tomorrow are very clear.”
But as a charge to citizens, he also said that “as Ghanaians, Christmas should reinforce in us the belief that we can make it if we put our shoulders to the wheel no matter our circumstances.”
He said his administration’s modest achievements have been “appreciable and visible and have laid a strong foundation for future prosperity.”
As an example, the President noted that “our country now finds itself in a situation where it is now exporting food to its neighbours instead of importing food.”
President Akufo-Addo also touched on macroeconomic indicators like reduced inflation, reduced fiscal deficits and the projected GDP growth of 7.9 percent for 2018 which follows the 8.5 percent recorded in 2017.
The messaged did not end without the President also making mention of social interventions like his government’s free Senior High School education policy and the Nation Builders Corps.
“We have brought further relief to the Ghanaian people and spurred on business and industry by abolishing nuisance taxes and by reducing significantly electricity and water bills,” he added.