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.

 

Photo Credit:  Nana Akufo-Addo

“BEYOND THE YEAR OF RETURN”, “THE DIASPORA DIVIDEND” INITIATIVE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY GHANAIAN PRESIDENT NANA ADDO DANKWAH AKUFFO-ADDO.

“Beyond the year of return”, “The Diaspora Dividend”, is an initiative, by the government of Ghana.

The president of Ghana took to his social media page to announce that he’s got more lucrative plans ahead of the year of return since it’s about to end as 2019 also ends soon.

The year of return had a lot of events organized and many visitors including stars from the diasporas such as, Steve Harvey, Rick Ross, Ludicrous, June Sarpong

 

Micheal Jal White, Dijon Hounsou, Anthon Anderson, Tarrus Rilley, Ebro Darden, Morgan Heritage and Idris Elba, visiting the African continent in their numbers.

The year of return has been very successful  and boosted the Ghanaian economy a lot.

Never in the history of Ghana has been such flood of visitors seeking their roots and also wanting to know more about their ancestors and where their journeys original began.

It has been an exciting and fun moments for the celebrities for their stay in Africa especially those who visited Ghana.

On Friday 27th December 2019, a short ceremony was held at Kempinski hotel in Accra where Nana Akuffo- Addo officially inaugurated the post

“Year of Return” initiative dubbed “Beyond the Year of Return”, “The Diaspora Dividend”.

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He explained that, this idea is to positively help all individuals from a black background and Africans to participate in activities in the trading and investments sectors, new skills and knowledge acquisition for development.

Furthermore, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that,

‘The Beyond Year of Return initiative will bring together Africans, help Africa with technological advancement,

recognition of Blacks worldwide through a strong bond between all stakeholders in order to strengthen blacks, which Ghana will serve as the center.’

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Therefore, he encourages African Americans to change the story solely on diseases, hunger, poverty and illegal migration of the masses immediately Africa comes to mind.

This will help erase the racist belief yielding to building of new nations of optimism and in

novation, making the dream of Africa a reality.

Photo Credit: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana| President Nana Akufo-Addo 

As part of The Year Of Return President Nana Akufo-Addo has granted Ghanaian citizenship to 126 Africans in the Diaspora including

 

Rita Marley becomes a Ghanaian Citizen

Rita Marley, the wife of reggae legend Bob Marley.

Rita Marley has been residing in Ghana for more than 10 years. Through the Rita Marley Foundation, she has been helping the less prevailed.

The new Ghanaian citizens took the oath of loyalty to Ghana. The ceremony was held at the Accra Jubilee House.

Year of Return is a government initiative to celebrate 400 years of the slave trade. The event that began in January 2019 saw many people visiting the country.

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This year celebrates 400 years since a small group of captured Africans was imprisoned in an English vessel in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States.

In 2016, it is believed the Former president John Mahama, also granted  citizenship to some Africans the Diaspora.

 

The coming back of the African Diaspora is economically pragmatic for Ghana, apart from sentimental reasons.

The Ghanaian government has relaxed the visa requirements for some countries earlier this year and halved the price of a visa upon entry in anticipation that this will boost tourism in Ghana.

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The Afro Nation and many other events /festivals are expected to attract thousands of young Africans from the Diaspora over the festive season.

 

In the US this year, among some African American celebrities, black college alumni organizations and similar groups, Ghana have been heralded as a significant end-of-year holiday destination.

Ghanaians are hopeful that people visiting the country will also not only enjoy themselves but also invest in Ghana…

Steve Harvey In Ghana

 

Credit: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo| The Presidency, Republic of Ghana

‘The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained’ ~Jonathan Harnisch 

RIP Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur!  According to reports, EX Vice President of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur collapsed at the Air Force Gym this morning and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.
The sudden death of the late VP, has left most Ghanaians is a state of shock. The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took to his Facebook page with the message below
Former Vice President of Ghana Kwesi Amissah-Arthur passes on

”I have learnt with shock and great sadness the sudden death of the former Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. He has been a longstanding public servant, who discharged his duties with dignity. The news of his death is unfortunate, since he appeared to have a lot to contribute to the public life of our country.

My thoughts and sympathies are with his wife, children and family. I extend my deepest condolences to them, and also to the former President of the Republic, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, and to the National Democratic Congress, of which the former Vice President was a prominent member. Ghana has lost a fine public servant.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.” ~ Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Former Vice President of Ghana Kwesi Amissah-Arthur’s family during this difficult time

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THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION WINTER MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Waiting for President of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

 

Waiting for President of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

 

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