Nana Addo’s 100 Days: What IMANI Has to Say Amid Mixed Reactions


IMANI has got a lot of positive things to say about President Nana Addo’s 100 days in office…

Policy think tank IMANI has finally reacted to President Nana Addo’s recent report on his first 100 days in office. Giving its own verdict, IMANI has commended the President for doing a good job so far. The policy think tank has described Nana Addo’s report as satisfactory, as it reconciles with the reality of events.

This commendation was given by the President of IMANI, Franklin Cudjoe who spoke to Citi FM. Mr. Cudjoe during his session on the platform screened a documentary produced by the policy think tank to highlight Nana Addo’s 100 days in government. In the documentary contained series of promises and budget of the administration across critical sectors of the economy.

Reacting to the documentary, Franklin Cudjoe explained that instead of grading the progress so far, the body decided to review the highlights on some sectors like health, energy education, which Nana Addo has reportedly made concrete progress.

Nana Addo’s 100 Days

President Nana Addo whose tenure clocked 100 days on Monday, April 17, has been in the news following mixed reactions from stakeholders regarding his first achievements in office.

The President, as well as the NPP have described their first 100 days in office as a successful one. Few days towards the end of his first hundred days, Nana Addo took to Twitter to tout his achievements. some of them included the scrapped teacher and nursing trainee allowances, abolished taxes, increased NSS allowances and much more.

To mark the NPP’s first 100 days in office, Vice President of the country, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia touted the party’s achievement during his address at Joy FM’s “100 Days of Change” Town Hall event, held at Makola Law Complex in Accra.

According to Dr. Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government made one achievement on each of her first 100 days in office, with extra three achievements -making it 103.

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However, opposition political stakeholders think otherwise. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and some other opposition parties have tagged the last 100 days of Akufo-Addo’s governance a lawless one. Many critics have made reference to the gross insecurity and lawlessness emphasized in the recent cases of pro-NPP vigilante group raids of government properties, and harassment of officials.

More so, the security threats of Galamsey operators whose mining escapades have dragged Ghana to the ‘mud’, was also a major point outlined by Nana Addo’s critics.

Some of the oppositions’ voices heard in the media, included that of Richard Quarshigah, MP for Keta; who scored Nana Addo 20/100. The MP described Nana Addo’s first days as that filled with chaos and confusion.

However, some political stakeholders maintain that the President has done well over his first 100 days in office. This section of individuals mostly of the ruling government, have given the President a thumbs up for a job well done over the past 100 days.

Touting the present government, the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr. Eric Oduro-Osae says President Nana Addo has set the right foundation for success after his first 100 days. The governance expert has applauded Akufo-Addo for his political appointments which portray his zeal and readiness to take on the challenges faced in the country.