The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his determination to stop the illegal mining, aka galamsey, that has resulted in pollution the nation’s rivers and has caused some school children to be drop outs.
The President stated that administration is not against mining, but what we are witnessing is that galamsey causing the nation a great deal of pains and trouble by polluting our rivers, due to that I have tasked the Minister of Mines to halt such unguided activities.
The Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, was in New York for the United Nations High Level Meeting to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 4, but managed to squeezed time out of his very busy scheduled to speak at the fully packed auditorium of New York University, Africa House town hall event last week end, which was organized to meet the Ghanaian Community in USA for the first time, since assuming the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana.
The President spoke about the Representation of the Peoples Amendment Law (ROPAL), and was applauded by the teeming crowd who shouted with happiness in the auditorium of New York University, and he gave the assurance that he will do all that he can to make sure that Ghanaians in diaspora will vote in the general elections 2020.
His Excellency was speaking at the fully packed auditorium of New York University, Africa House last week end, which organized to meet the Ghanaian Community in USA for the first time, since assuming the President of Ghana.
“My administration will not hesitate to deal drastically with any of his appointees who will be caught with the practices of corruption”, the President of the Republic of Ghana noted.
He announced that a National Identification system that would cover all Ghanaians would be re-launched by the end of the year for purposes of planning and information.
President Akufo-Addo stated that his government had introduced a number of policy measures aimed at creating an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish.
“Those measures”, he added, “would shift the focus of Ghana’s economy from taxation to production, and hopefully, make Ghanaian businesses very competitive in West Africa, Africa and beyond.” Nana Akufo-Addo noted.
He noted that Agriculture is the occupational mainstay of the majority of Ghanaians. He indicated that initiatives such as the for “Food and Jobs” and the “One-village, One-dam” are aimed to create jobs for the youth.
President Akufo-Addo pointed out that , the nation should invest in education and skills training, since this is the most important sources of empowering and providing opportunities for the youth to help drive Ghana’s development, and in the process create jobs.
He urged the Ghanaians in diaspora to be law abiding in USA and everywhere they live to avoid any negative acts which will drag the name of Ghana into disrepute.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo; Otiko Afisa Djaba , Minister of Social, Gender and Children Affairs, Hon Patricia Appiagyei , Deputy Minister of Science and Environment, Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Asenso Boakye and Director of State Protocol, Ahmed Hassan were there to grace the occasion.
From : Prince osei Bonsu. New York.