President Akufo-Addo Commissions Toyota & Suzuki Vehicle Assembly Plant

On Tuesday, June 29, President Akufo- Addo led the inauguration of Toyota and Suzuki vehicle assembly plant in Accra, Ghana.

In his address, the president stated that the deal with the automotive industry in Ghana is an exciting journey for him, citizens of the country, as well as the Akufo-Addo led administration’s Industrial Transformation Agenda.

He asserted that the presence of automobile industry in Ghana was driven by the government’s strong decision in developing the Ghana Automotive Development Policy supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry with generous fiscal incentives.

Nana Addo further explained that the factory’s establishment in the country serves as employment opportunities for skilled personnel in the country, as their workforce will be greatly need in the process of manufacturing and producing the vehicles.

Also, it will limit the use of foreign exchange in importing used automobiles and help the country to earn much as they export the vehicles produced in the country to other African countries.

According to the president, the government is seeking to achieve its vision to make the country an integrated competitive industrial place for automotive company in West Africa.

President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the company has therefore employed three hundred and thirty-four graduates from various Ghanaian Technical Universities including the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

In relation to Covid 19 economic related issues, he revealed that the decision in investing in the company led by Toyota Tsusho is a good move and came just at the right time the government is trying to fix the country’s economy as a result of the pandemic.

By restoring Ghana’s economy after Covid 19, the government in partnership with certain financial institutions will generate an asset-based vehicle financing system which will help government employees acquire the Ghana made Toyota and Suzuki vehicles at affordable amount.

With reference to the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s collaboration with other companies in the country including, Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) and Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development

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Corporation (GIISDEC) to develop requisite raw materials for the automobile industry, he confidently assured the country of a conducive environment for efficient and lucrative activities of the automotive sector.

Additionally, the President said the government has set up a structure to be developed at the South Industrial area in Accra for the company’s operation. The structure identified as Ghana Automotive Development Centre will have sub offices including the Ghana Automotive Development Council to assist in policy implementation at the development sector.

These among many other profitable opportunities president Akufo-Addo admonished Ghanaians to anticipate, as the automobile factory begins to operate in the country.

He finally sought for all stakeholders’ support for sustainability and pleaded with the management of Toyota to make their products affordable for Ghanaians to buy.

He then encouraged Ghanaians to patronize the locally made vehicles as he and his officials take the initiative in patronizing the Ghana made vehicles for personal use.

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Kente has become one of the most widely used cloth for social gatherings in Africa and the world at large. Kente originates from Ghana and was formerly associated with royals.

Today, kente has gone through cultural dynamism in which much value has been placed on the traditional way of portraying the African style of dressing through the embroidery of the Ghanaian kente cloth.

The first lady of Ghana who plays significant role in upholding the image of her husband and Ghana is well-known for promoting made in Ghana traditional clothes

H.E Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo is aways seen rocking Ghana made clothes confidently in most official gatherings, especially kente outfits which is very symbolic to the Ghanaian culture.

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First lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo is one of the spouses of African leaders highly venerated and cherished by a lot of people especially the Ghanaian young women. The ever-beautiful Rebecca as described by her husband president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo- Addo is just naturally beautiful. 

 

Always in her phenomenal “slit and kaba” kente cloth at national events, the first lady of Ghana is admired for her simple but decent fashion sense. She embraces the traditional wear in such an extraordinary design as the stylish mother of the nation.

Where it comes made in Ghana clothes, one can confidently say Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo ‘has it covered’ her kente outfits during official and none official engagements are always on point.

The Akufo-Addo administration has been an advocate for patronizing made in Ghana goods since it was voted into power.

Hence, as part of encouraging Ghanaians to support Ghanaian business in our contemporary economy, wearing the Ghanaian traditional fabric, kente empowers the wear Ghana initiative and celebrate our culture under the presidency of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo’s appearance in Ghana made kente often times is believed to be contributing enormously to the economy of the country since her outfits are mostly designed by the local fashion designers.

 

 

She also helps in promoting the fashion industry in Ghana by challenging them to explore new designs.

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Join us in wishing The 5th and incumbent president of the 4th Republic of Ghana,  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President and all the new members of parliament  a huge congratulations!

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was also sworn in as the Vice President of Ghana.

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Dignitaries who attended the swearing in of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo and  Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia includes: Former President of Ghana, H.E. John Kufuor,  President Alassane Ouattara of Cote D’Ivoire, US Ambassador to Ghana Honorable Stephanie S. Sullivan..

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Congratulations are in order! Ghanaian sitting president and leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) wins 2020 elections to serve for a second term as well as his final term in governance.

This comes after the Electoral Commission of Ghana officially declared the presidential results for the December 07, 2020 elections on the eve of Wednesday, December 09, 2020.

 

President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo won with 6,730,413 votes constituting 51.59 percent of the total valid votes cast   against the opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by John Dramani Mahama with 6,214,889 votes constituting 47.36 percent.

Despite the Covid 19 fears, Ghana’s election was held smoothly with the necessary precautionary measures taken against the virus and ended in a peaceful mode following the official verdict by the EC.

Chairperson of the EC, Jean Adukwei Mensa congratulated the winning party for the incredible achievement and applauded the EC officials and all other institutional bodies who contributed to the peaceful elections in this pandemic era.

The EC stated that one constituency had its result being doubtful but the figures there wouldn’t change anything even if they are to be in favour of the NDC.

The election officials took their time to carefully count the votes at various polling centers for a maximum of 2 days before coming out with the official announcement regarding the winning candidate for the presidential elections.

For about 20years, Ghana has carried out democratic transfer of power successfully against several African countries engaging in violence with this year’s elections.

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Throughout these years, in Ghana’s general elections, the two major candidates sign a bond for peaceful election prior to the day electorates go to the polls.

On Friday December 04, 2020, the leading parties signed an agreement to resolve any differences in courts to prevent potential disagreement and violence during and after the elections.

Now the NPP have been given another chance by Ghanaian citizens to continue their work in office which emphasizes on campaign policies such as the free education, one district one factory, employments among others.

The result has called for jubilations around the regional strongholds of the NPP with a lot of congratulatory messages showered on the president’s page and all other social media platforms.

Political leaders around the world have also congratulated the president for his success.

President Akufo-Addo who is 76 years became Ghana’s president in 2017 on his third competition after losing for two consecutive times as presidential candidate for the New Patrotic Party (NPP).

For the third time, he contended with John Dramani Mahama who is 62 years in the electoral race and winning in the third elections makes him a second time victorious against the opposition following former president Mahama’s victory in 2012 elections.

Congratulations to the president- elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for another tenure in office.

 

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Congratulations are in order ! The president of the republic of Ghana has been elected as the newly chairman of the ECOWAS today at the current 57th ECOWAS conference held in Niamey.

The ongoing summit will see all heads of state in West Africa brainstorming reports from the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and review issues pertaining Security Council, COVID-19 situation in West Africa, the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme among several others.

President Akufo-Addo is said to have taken over from the outgone ECOWAS chairman President Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger.

His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo currently doubling as the chairman of the ECOWAS will be given the platform to give his acceptance speech at the summit later in the day.

Leading the Ghanaian delegates to the ECOWAS summit, president Akufo-Addo left Ghana today and was accompanied by some selected Ghanaian officials including,

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Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance; Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison; the Foreign Ministry and officials of the Presidency.

Following ex-president John Dramani Mahama’s selection as ECOWAS  chairman during the 44th Ordinary Session in 2014. 

He chaired the discussion and took over from Ivorian President Allasane Ouattara, Akufo-Addo becomes the next Ghanaian president to occupy the esteemed position.

Once again congratulations Mr. President on this new chapter for service to humanity.

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His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo turns a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing the President of Ghana God’s blessings on his birthday and every day… 

People from all over the world showered their warm and heartfelt wishes for him on social media.

The birthday wishes include some praises from Bawumia the Vice President of Ghana, German Ambassador to Ghana, Dede Ayew, Dblack among other famous personalities in Ghana and across the globe.

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Akufo-Addo became Ghana’s president in 2017 on his third competition after losing for two consecutive times as presidential candidate for the New Patrotic Party (NPP). Before his victory in 2017.

Growing up from renowned royal and political family, president Akufo-Addo studied Economics, Politics and Philosophy at New College, Oxford in the UK.

He later taught at the Accra Academy and furthered his education at the University of Ghana where he pursued economics.

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He then got trained at the Inner Temple as a lawyer and was officially called to the Ghanaian bar in 1975. He worked with law firms including, Coudert Brothers in the US and Prempeh and Co.

In the year 2000, President Akufo-Addo served as the chief campaigner for ex-president Kuffour, the then flagbearer for the NPP.

Following Kuffour’s victory, he became the first Attorney General and Minister for Justice under Kuffour’s administration, then moved to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

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Ghanaians voted him into power in 2016 and since he assumed office on January 07, 2017, he has led the country to great achievements in education, economics, sports and a lot more.

The President has received honors like, the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice (2016), the National Achievement Award, the African Port Award among others.

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On Thursday, March 19, 2020, the president of Ghana Akufo-Addo,  a group of Ghanaian head pastors to commit Ghana and the entire world into God’s hand, during this Coronavirus era.

Before the start of the prayer, president Akufo-Addo addressed the clergy concerning the vast spread of the virus, which he sees it as

“not an ordinary time” and that, the clergy should gather in prayers to curb the infections and fearful situation the Covi-19 pandemic is causing.

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The prayer meeting, which was held at the Jubilee House in Accra, saw these key religious leaders including:

  • Rev Eastwood Anaba of the Fountain Gate Chapel
  • Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams of the Action Chapel International
  • Bishop Dag Heward Mills of Light House Chapel
  • Bishop Charles Agyin Asare of Perez Chapel International
  • Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye of the Pentecost Church,

As well as clergies of the Anglican, Methodist and Catholic Churches among other renowned religious leaders, pray in turns for affected

 

people, health professionals nationwide working to find solution to the disease, the president and his workers.

Ghana among other prayer topics against the spread of the deadly virus.

 

President Nana Addo then urged all Ghanaians to continue with the precautionary measures and bear with the Government to fight the virus as well.

 

Ghana had recorded its 9th case on Thursday but unfortunately, Ghana woke up on Friday with a confirmation of 16 cases recorded.

 

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Ghana’s First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo celebrates her 69th birthday today. Join us in wishing her an awesome birthday.

President Akufo-Addo took to social media, a picture of both of them with well wishes to his wife.

Vice president of Ghana, Bawumia and wife including other government officials and the public, blessed her with heart-warming birthday wishes as well.

Today, we have decided to celebrate the first lady of Ghana who was born, Rebecca Naa Okaikor in 1951, is a Ghanaian from a German descent, because of her mother’s background.

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Her father was also into politics and known for serving as a speaker of parliament during Dr Hilla Limann’s tenure of office in the Ghanaian political history.

Mama Rebecca is also known as a philanthropist through her foundations and various project carried out by her foundations.

Some of the foundations established by the first lady includes, Infant Malaria Prevention that seeks to help reduce malaria in infant and young children, the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation.

The Foundation carries out projects like, supporting female education and children by providing skills training for young females and building libraries to instil the culture of learning in children.

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Setting up a paediatric and intensive care unit at the Kolebu Teaching Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana to help curb the situation of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Her foundation presented ambulances to healthcare institution to help save pregnant women and babies.

Currently she embarking on women empowerment program which aims to introduce to women the various vocational skills training known as the Terema Women’s Empowerment Initiative in collaboration with the national board for small scale industries.

In 2019, she was appointed as the development queen mother of Ada traditional area and known by the stool name Naana Ode Opeor Kabukie

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) which began on 21st January this year is an annual three days meeting where international leaders, celebrities and forerunners of civil society  come together to discuss major global issues and brainstorm on possible solutions to address such problems.

The forum was held in Davos in the Switzerland every year.

 

As part of the program, various personalities including powerful political leaders, businesspersons from across the world prepare a particular speech regarding both progress and glitches faced by their continent, country and its effect on the world at large.

This year’s summit fell on the theme, “Stakeholders for Cohesive and Sustainable World”.

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World leaders included Ghanaian president Nana Akufo- Addo, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook; Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi among other guests were present.

On Wednesday night, President Nana Akuffu-Addo addressed the global investor community. 

According to Nana Addo,

’21st century was for Africa with Ghana being the head, and it is going to be so, God willing”.

He further explained that, Ghanaians were kind, welcoming, hospitable, generous, hardworking and blessed with valuable natural resources…’

He spoke about a lot of business investments opportunities, stability of governance, strong judicial system and many more which Ghana possesses to create more avenues

for collaborations with the developed countries and well vested business leaders to help Ghana and Africa attain a stable economy…

 

 

The 2020 U.K. Africa Investment Summit was attended by over 20 African countries with UK as well as African businesses.

At the summit, billions of pounds of deals were revealed and this will push more into job creation and growth both in the UK and Africa

The Africa Investment Summit also reflect the Prime Minister’s commitment in building long term sustainable relationships in Africa underlined by the British values.

African leaders attending included President Akufo-Addo of Ghana, President Buhari of Nigeria,

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, President Kenyatta of Kenya among others.

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Others were Morgan Stanley Managing Director Lucy Quist.CEO of Standard Bank Gert Vogel and CEO of Investec Hendrik Du Toit.

Prince Harry was also in attendance 

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All these great leaders and businesspersons graced the occasion with not just their presence but with their maximum support looking forward to a smooth and profitable business deals…

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