President Nana Addo meets past leaders to seek their views on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intends to take…
Despite the differences in political ideologies and beliefs, it is important to note that Ghanaians in spirit of solidarity, still work together for a common purpose; achieving a better Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, April 18, received past leaders of the country; Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama at the FlagStaff House.
The President organized the meeting with the past leaders to discuss the state of the nation as well as seek their views on some strategic measures his administration intends to take. Most of the issues discussed at the meeting revolved around security, economy, and trade.
President Nana Addo during his swearing-in had expressed his intention to seek the experience of the three past Ghanaian leaders; to enable him to discern wisely in the course of his administration. The Presdient also reiterated this intention during his message to Parliament on the State of the Nation, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
I am in the enviable position of being the first Ghanaian leader to be able to draw on the experiences of three living, former Presidents. This should, definitely, enrich my tenure of office, Nana Addo had said.
Prior to the meeting, former President Mahama had indicated he was going to be frank with President Akufo-Addo when they meet. The ex-President who said he had some reservations concerning the present administration, said he would confront the President concerning some disturbing issues.
This according to reports, is with respect to the activities of pro-NPP vigilante groups.
However, the meeting which lasted for 2 hours was indeed a fruitful one. A communique was released by the Presidency describing the meeting as a successful one held “in a good atmosphere, one of frank exchanges and mutual respect”.
The Presidency also revealed Nana Addo’s intention to have further meetings with Ghana’s living ex-presidents.