According to President Akufo-Addo, he wants to leave office knowing that he did a good job of fighting for Ghana.
“At the end of my tenure of office on 7th January 2025, I want with humility to be able to say just as St. Paul did in 2 Timoty 4:7-8 that “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing”.
At a farewell ceremony for the retiring chairperson of the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Kyebi in the Eastern region, Rev. Dr. Seth Kissi, President Akufo-Addo made this statement.
On January 7, 2017, President Akufo-Addo took office on the strength of grand pledges to change the economy within 18 months and combat corruption, which helped him and the ruling New Patriotic Party win the 2016 presidential election.
Many Ghanaians are unhappy in the weak performance of the economy and rise in corruption charges, despite the fact that he has kept several of his pledges, like as the implementation of Free Senior High School.
In January 2023, Ghana’s year-over-year inflation spiked to a record high of 54.1%, driven up by increases in food prices of 59.7% and transportation expenses of 71.4%.
The economy reached an unsustainable debt level, forcing the nation to accept a $3 billion IMF bailout.
As a condition of accepting the bailout, the government started an agonizing domestic debt exchange scheme.
Despite this, President Akufo-Addo is optimistic about a quick revival of the economy.
He urged Ghanaians to hope that he and his chosen officials would continue to carry out their jobs with honesty and humility in order to turn around the nation’s fortunes.
“Pray for me and the people I have appointed to various positions with responsibilities that we will continue to exercise our responsibilities with humility and integrity.Pray for Ghana that It remains united in peace and continues to thrive for progress and prosperity. I continue to abide in faith in the Almighty God to help advance the fortunes of our nation accompanied by appropriate policies, determination,and hardwork on our part”. Akufo Addo told the congregants at Kyebi.
He urged Ghanaians to have faith that under his leadership, Ghana will be out of the current economic difficulties.
“I urge all of you gathered here to have same believe that the fortunes of Ghana under H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo will be assured. The battle is indeed the Lord’s.”
President Akufo-Addo eulogized Rev. Dr. Seth Kissi for his hard work transforming Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery.