I will ensure value for money…Akufo-Addo vows …as he is sworn in as the 5th President of Ghana

January 7, 2017
Source: Eugene Davis |thebftonline |Ghana
I will ensure value for money…Akufo-Addo vows …as he is sworn in as the 5th President of Ghana

Newly sworn in President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has resolved to protect the public purse and insist on the value of money on all projects when the business of governance begins.

"I shall protect the public purse by ensuring value for money in all transactions. Public service is just that and not an avenue for making money.Money is to be made in the private sector and not the public sector and measures will be put in place to ensure this."he said.

According to Akufo-Addo he is humbled by the confidence shown in him by the Ghanaian people and his party and is determined to do all in his power accomplish the task of his mandate and justify the confidence.

“I will not let you the people of Ghana down. We have a proud heritage..”

It follows a day he was sworn into office after taking the presidential oath and the oath of allegiance, the President said the business of leadership is to serve and Ghanaians should not expect any less from him.

On December 7, 2016, Nana Akufo-Addo won an emphatic victory in an election, beating the incumbent John Dramani Mahama who was gunning for a second term.

He also paid tribute to Ghana’s three former Presidents including Ft.Lt.Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufour and John Mahama, maintaining that he will be drawing on their experience.

“I am in a unique position to draw on the wisdom and experience of three former Presidents of the Republic.

They represent the continuity of the institutions of our republic for which we thank God.” he said.

 

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