‘We’ve chalked modest successes in 2019’ – Akufo-Addo’s Christmas message

“We have revived our health care system,” – Akufo-Addo’s Christmas message

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo has urged Ghanaians to remember the birth of Jesus Christ as they celebrate Christmas.

In a Christmas message Tuesday, he said there are good reasons why Ghanaians need to be thankful to God for a successful 2019.

“We have revived our health care system, we have had a bumper harvest for two years in succession with food prices at their lowest in years. Tens and tens of thousands of teachers, health workers, graduates and non-graduates alike have been given jobs,” he said.

The President also said that: “We have retooled and reequipped our police service and armed forces to a considerable extent.”

On the economy, he said “[Ghana’s economy] is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world this year and we are the largest recipient of foreign direct investment this year.” 

Painful banking reforms

Commenting on the banking reforms that saw the collapse of several indigenous banks, the president said although it was painful, the decision was necessary.

“We had to take painful and necessary measures to sanitise the banking system [and as a result] the jobs of some 600,000 workers were saved,” he said.

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