President Akufo-Addo has stated that he is confident his administration will achieve its target of creating a progressive and prosperous before its term in office expires on 7 January 2025.
Speaking at the annual Eucharist service held at Jubilee House and officiated by the Anglican Church of Ghana, today, Tuesday, 9 January 2024, President Akufo-Addo said he is counting on the support of the Ghanaian people over the year ahead of him before he retires from office as President to consolidate all the policies he has implemented since assuming office on 7 January 2017.
“The past year has been filled with challenges, triumphs, and moments that have tested our country’s resolve. Through it all, God’s hand has guided us, and we stand now united and stronger than ever. In times of turmoil and uncertainty, our religion supports us. Our faith in a higher power gives us courage and perseverance to face the unknown.
“As we begin this new year, I am reminded of the words in the holy scripture in Psalms 46:1which read: God is our refuge and strength and ever-present help in times of trouble. Indeed, Ghana has come thus far by His Grace, and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our country,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“At the end of my term in office as it nears with one year to go, I am filled with optimism and determination with the support of the Ghanaian people and the guidance of the almighty God, I am confident that we will achieve our goal of creating a progress and prosperous Ghana for all. It is a mission that requires not only political understanding but also heavenly inspiration and grace” Akufo-Addo added.
President Akufo-Addo, in his address, registered his support for what he says are strategic initiatives the Anglican church has embarked on, such as the Spirit Insurance Brokerage Company. President Akufo-Addo also noted that he was happy to announce that he was able to fulfill his pledge of providing the initial financial security of GHc 500,000.00.
Secondly, President Akufo-Addo said he fully supports the efforts aimed at seeing to the issuance of a presidential Charter to the Anglican University College of Technology. To that end, President Akufo-Addo said he has agreed to attend a scheduled fundraising event in support of the university.
Thirdly, President Akufo-Addo commended the Anglican Church for creating two new dioceses in Tema and Nkoranza, which has increased the number of their dioceses to 13. He congratulated the Rt. Rev. Dr George Nee Quaye, for the Tema diocese, and the venerable Dr George Lawson Amoah, for the Nkoranza diocese for their appointment as the priest in charge.
Most Rev Dr Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith, Primate, Metropolitan Archbishop CPWA, and the Archbishop of Mampong in his sermon observed that God will make good all his promises made to the people of Ghana inspite of the many challenges the country has had to deal with in the last few years.
“Your Excellency, as you enter the final year of your term as President, the Lord’s promises to you and the people of Ghana will come to pass, it will be fulfilled. As you begin 2024 and we perform this thanksgiving ceremony, may we be faithful to God, may we be faithful to ourselves, and may we be faithful to Ghana” Most Rev Dr Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith said.