At the Ridge Church thanksgiving, President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to God for choosing him this time to lead the great people of Ghana…
Newly elected President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo attended a thanksgiving service at the Ridge Church in Accra, on Sunday, 15th January, 2017.
In the company of President Akufo Addo were: the President’s wife, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife Samira, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye, Finance Minister-nominee Ken Ofori-Atta and Senior minister nominee, Yaw Osafo Maafo.
Speaking at Ridge Church Thanksgiving, Nana Addo said that he is “extremely humbled” to be chosen by God to lead the great people of Ghana at this time which he described as “critical”. Making reference to the role Ghana played in nationalist movements in Africa during the colonial era, Nana Addo said that Ghana is now setting the pace in “Africa’s path to a future of freedom and responsible governance”.
The President prayed for God to give him the ability to lead well in the midst of the country’s diversity – ethnic, religious differences and so on. He promised that he will see to the building of a new Ghana, with a prosperous, fair and just society; where there is an honest government, respect for the rule of law and social justice.
The officiating minister at the thanksgiving service, Reverend Professor Cephas Omenyo, who is the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, called for policies that will bring about changes in the attitudes of Ghanaians. He pointed out that the Nana Addo administration can achieve their goal of transforming the country, only if they take deliberate measures towards making Ghanaians develop the attitudes of responsibility.
Speaking further, Rev Prof Omenyo said his heart was made glad by an earlier promise made by Akufo-Addo to protect the country’s public purse. He prayed that God will give him [Nana Addo] the ability to realize the promise. He finally urged all Ghanaians to renew their spirit of nationalism, as well as trust in God for His blessing of the country.