Even though every Ghanaian may have their own political party and it affiliation, it will also cost nothing if we love and admire certain characteristics and achievements of our leaders which are highly admirable. The current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo may have a lot of people who agree with him on issues and same as a lot of people who hate him and that’s perfectly natural. Ghanaontheglobe.com celebrate our President with ten(10) characteristics and achievements that every Ghanaian must love about President Akufo-Addo irrespective of your party.
1. THE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION
If there is an important thing that every Ghanaian whether old or young must love and learn about president Akufo-Addo then it is his spirit of determination. Akufo-Addo had a dream of becoming president of Ghana since the era of John Agyekum Kufuor when he contested him in the early 2000 but he lost by just a close margin. He allowed Kufuor to complete his eight-year mandate as president but still lost on two consecutive occasions to their largest opposition NDC. On his third attempt he won and became the president of Ghana at age 72. If this does not inspire you to be determined and never give up then we don’t know what can.
President Akufo-Addo is very courageous even though he may not be the strongest person in Ghana, what you can not take from him is the level of his courage. In 1995 he led the biggest demonstration in the history of Ghana against the late Jerry John Rawlings that everybody feared. The demonstration had over 100,000 people in attendance and was called ‘Kume Preko’.
President Akufo-Addo is one of the most respectful president in the history of Ghana. Even though he is very old and getting to his 80’s, this man really accord respect to everybody no matter your age, position, sex or anything you may think of, he is just down to earth. Before he became president he was rumored to be a very unpolite person which ended up not to be true. His gestures with his opponents when he sees them is simply amazing.
4. LAW ABIDING
Some people had a wrong impression about Akufo-Addo as such a violent person who would use any means to get what he want. His reaction after the Supreme Court Petition is a clear example of how peaceful he is, after the Supreme Court declaration of the 2012 petition against him, he accepted it and tasked his fans to keep calm.
At age 76 he still finds the energy to work so diligently as if he is still young. Vice President Muhammadu Bawumia once said on a radio station that Akufo-Addo is always working hard even than the young one’s like himself. He said that the president never sleep even in this Covid-19 situation, he always wants to find solution for Ghana.
6. FREE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
By far the best educational policy ever implemented at the second circle education. This policy is one that whether you are a New Patriotic Party or National Democratic Congress supporter you must definitely be proud of this policy. Many people could not attend SHS due to lack of money but with this policy in place everybody is given equal opportunity.
7. Nation Builders Corps
The Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) program no matter how people may criticize it, it is definitely a very good and excellent opportunity for graduates to get some working skills whiles earning salary in addition. Through NABCO both NDC and NPP graduates have all passed through to gain experience.
8. COVID-19 EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP
In 2020 when the world faced the famous Covid-19 pandemic, Ghana was definitely not left out. Due to Akufo-Addo’s excellent leadership, Ghana was able to manage Covid-19 better than most foreign countries. Ghana’s has experienced less Covid-19 cases as a result of our president’s leadership.
9. EXCELLENT PUBLIC ADDRESS
President Akufo-Addo is undoubtedly an eloquent speaker who’s public address are mostly characterized with wisdom. When Nigerian’s where crying for their president to address them in the early stage of the Covid-19 crisis our beloved president was addressing the nation with his words of wisdom to keep everybody calm.
10. A UNITED PRESIDENT
President Akufo-Addo is such a unity oriented man, when he assumed the presidency position in his first term, he was able to organize an historic meeting between former head of states like the late Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Mahama at the office of government, Jubilee House. This gesture was highly regarded as one of the best things that ever happened to the fourth republic.