Audio Attachment:President John Dramani Mahama has told Ghana’s legislative body that Ghanaians expect from them a concerted effort at fast-tracking the nation’s development, devoid of petty partisan bickering.
Liking the House to a canoe, the president said Ghanaians “put us all right here in the same canoe, they gave us all paddles and told us to roll this country gently onto the road to recovery, growth and shared prosperity.”
The president, whose re-election is being challenged by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), was delivering the last State of the Nation Address on the floor of the House of Parliament.
In an attempt to rally the nation and inspire the citizens, the President said “Even with all our challenges, I believe a certain feeling of optimism is seeping into our Ghanaian consciousness; I believe that the days of division and discord are behind us and that an era of unity and national renewal is before us.”
Reader Comments (10)
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Feb 21, 2013 12-44
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HE WILL BE A GOOD LEADER IN HIS ADDRESS....I NOW HAVE A NEW SENSE OF HOPE FOR THE COUNTRY AND I CALL ON ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY TO WORK IN THE SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP AND PEACE FOR A BETTER GHANA. GOD BLESS THIS REPUBLIC!
Jan 19, 2013 11-23
IN FACT THE PRESIDENT MADE USE OF THE SUMMARY AND THE ACADEMIC WRITING HE WAS TAUGHT IN LEGON.NO WONDER HE IS A VANDAL.
Jan 09, 2013 6-32
wow. our president using gagantuan, what a splendid speech.
Kofi - From Accra
Jan 07, 2013 4-26
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Jan 05, 2013 14-51
I LIKE THIS MAN VERY MUCH,HE IS SO SIMPLE AND GENTLE.I NEED TO LET GHANAIAN TO KNOW THAT MAN IS NEVER GOD SO MAN CAN NOT STAND BY ALL PROMISES.LET PUT OUR THRUST IN GOD THAN MAN
AWINE A EMMANUEL
Jan 05, 2013 12-54
His message was straight to the point and meaningful in nature.
AYERTEY DOMINIC KWAME
Jan 05, 2013 12-11
IN FACT PRESIDENT JOHN MAHAMA IS FAR FAR BETTER AS PRESIDENT THAN NANA AKUFFO ADDO...........
Jan 04, 2013 13-11
Mr president, is time to apoint some opposition member, to deputize for quarter of your appointees.Thank you.Ego bee keke
Jan 04, 2013 9-59
I think the president exhibited smartness in his speech considering the political tension in the country. He knows the implication of the the chaos in the system. All the same, we are still waiting on Monday. God bless Ghana.
Jan 04, 2013 9-18
Was the President looking on a screen somewhere? he has indeed proved beyond all reasonable doubts that, is the better man for Ghana. Bravo! Mr. President.