“Fixing Ghana Is A Collective Responsibility” – Chief of Chiraa To Ghanaians

The Chief of the Chiraa Traditional Area in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region, Nana Afari Mintah, has told Ghanaians that Ghana can only be “fixed” if all the citizens come together to pride themselves their respective roles.

On Wednesday 11th August 2021, when President Akufo-Addo called on him at his palace, as part of his 2-day tour of the Bono Region, Nana Afari Mintah expressed these sentiments on Wednesday,

“Nana, not long ago, some young men, who call themselves fix the country advocates, demonstrated. Nana, I and my (queen) mother will help you in fixing the country. Governance is not for a single person or few people to undertake. It is a collective responsibility. It is for all of us to contribute our quota in developing the country. Let us all, in unity, support the President in discharging his vision to develop Ghana” he said.

Fixing Ghana Is A Collective Responsibility

Nana Afari Mintah, further stated that “If you want to fix Ghana and you are into galamsey, can you do it? Our water bodies have been destroyed through galamsey. How do we fix a country with this attitude?” he queried.

The Chief of Chiraa added that degrading forests and the natural environment as well as a refusal to pay taxes needs to be fixed

“Our forest reserves, left for us by our forefathers, forests which belong to the state, you enter them and fell down the trees, you degrade them. How do you fix it? Pay taxes, you say I will not pay, you dodge it. Can you fix it?”

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Chief of Chiraa did not miss his word when it came to the working attitude of some Ghanaians asking ”how the country could be fixed or developed “when people go to work at 11 am when they are to be there at 9 am”.

The Chief stressed that the only guaranteed to have good results is “if we all unite and listen to the President and do what we are supposed to, I know Ghana will develop”.

Nana Afari Mintah praised President Akufo-Addo for living up to expectations with his year of roads pledge.

“When he talked about the year of roads, it wasn’t a fluke. Today we have seen it ourselves. A road network, which has been unattended to for years, regimes upon regimes have come and gone but it has never witnessed even an upgrading, today, we see it being constructed”

Nana Afari Mintah showed his appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for the various infrastructural projects and other interventions for the Chiraa Senior High School. Read Full Story Here: presidency.gov.gh

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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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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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Today, President Akufo-Addo Launched Gh¢1 Billion Cap Business Support Scheme.

The coronavirus pandemic originating from Wuhan, China, spreading across the world has not left Ghana exempted from contracting the deadly contagion.

Ghana government is currently supporting households by absorbing utility bills, increasing salaries of frontline health workers and providing PPE’s as they tirelessly work and risk their lives.

The Ghanaian government is  building new healthcare centres and a lot more to help ease the pressure on NHIS.

The international monetary fund (IMF), which seeks to help improve economic activities and poverty reduction of it member states, has come to the aid of Ghanaians during the phase of financial instability in this period of struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.

As a member country of the financial institution, Ghana requested for financial support from the IMF to help contain the Coronavirus Pandemic. The request which was made in late march was approved on April 13, 2020 by the fund.

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An amount worth $1billion loan was withdrawn from the multilateral lender’s Rapid Credit Facility to support Ghana in the fight against the virus.

The financial institution’s report stated that, Ghana has been seriously hit by the virus and the situation has resulted in the setback of Ghana’s economic growth since the government is taking positive actions suitably containing the virus.

According to the executive board of the IMF, these actions will definitely cause pressure on the country’s revenue resulting in external financial needs for the country.

The financial institution said again that, the $1billion budget withdrawn from their rapid credit facility ‘

Will help Ghana government to carry out projects that will increase its income, address its crucial financial prerequisites, boost the country’s confidence and to generate aid from other development…

 

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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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Today, Thursday, 30th May, 2019, The Ghana Black Stars and their officials met with President Akufo-Addo ahead of AFCON at Jubilee House.

They visited the president before leaving Egypt for the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to support them throughout the games.

Tomorrow Friday,  the team will be having dinner before leaving.

Multi-Award Winning Ghanaian actress, singer, Best Female Vocal Performance and songwriter Efya will be performing for them.

 

The Black Stars Squad are set to leave for Dubai to train for few days before the 2019 AFCON.

Wishing them all best!

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President Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS Policy was Launched yesterday 12th September, 2017

Nana Akufo-Addo first proposed the Free Senior High School policy in 2008 when he was a candidate…

Yesterday, President Akufo-Addo fulfiled his promise to the young people of Ghana by open the doors of opportunity and hope to them

”We have a sacred duty to our children and the generations beyond in ensuring that, irrespective of their circumstances, their right to an education is preserved” ~ President Akufo-Addo 

Ghanaians President Akufo-Addo also added that 

”This is about Ghana, and how best to build a progressive and prosperous nation for this and future generations. Its constitutionality is not in doubt. All Ghanaians should support the policy to ensure its success…” For more information and all the latest Ghana news visit presidency.gov.gh 

Did you know that primary education in Ghana is free?  Very lucky generation, they had free primary education and now free SSH education. We can’t wait to see them contributing back to Ghana.

 

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