His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo delivered the State of the Nation Address in Parliament today; Tuesday, 9th March 2021. This is in accordance with article 67 of the 1992 constitution. He touched on how thriving the economy was, prior to the global pandemic, the ruins which were inherited from Mahama’s administration in 2017 saw a great a light, soon thereafter the economy began to make considerable gains with GDP growth rate of 7%, single digit inflation, reduced fiscal decifit, relatively stable exchange rate and all of that, it was resilient.
In a nutshell, the adverse effect of COVID-19 has worsen the plight of all Ghanaians and made things difficult for everyone but like the President rightly indicated earlier on, ”we know how to bring the economy back to life, what we do not know is how to bring people back to life”. This goes to show that protecting and saving lives is of great importance, ”that’s why the government did not hesitate to protect lives and livelihood of Ghanaians, even if it was to the temporary detriment of our much sought-after fiscal stability”, Akufo Addo said clearly.
Everything shows that a lot has been done to design a response system that is quick enough to fight against and contain spread of Coronavirus. His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised to revive the economy and rolled out plans he believes will be fair enough to get it back what was missing as a result of the negative impact of Covid-19.
He reiterated his commitment to a vision of Ghana beyond aid and touched all the sectors of the economy, amongst others include roads and highways, transport, agriculture, trade and industry, regional integration, energy, works and housing as well as developments that will enable Ghana to have access to good infrastructure. He emphasised the need to educate every Ghanaian child, “I am passionate about the education of every child in Ghana because education opens doors,” he said.