Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is the incumbent president of Ghana. Let’s take a look at 12 of his memorable quotes he has made throughout his political career.
1. “The change we have voted for has to start with each individual. I ask you to be responsible citizens.”
2. “I see exciting times ahead, the rule of law will be the underlining tenet of our governance.”
3. “As we seek to move our country to a situation beyond aid, I urge all Ghanaians to be true champions of a law-based state whose establishments are solid enough to sanction effectively vigilantism, bank frauds, cyber frauds, illegal mining, identity thefts, stealing of public funds, bribery and corruption, criminal cartels and criminal behaviour in general, including assault on and by law enforcement officers.”
4. “I shall protect the public purse by insisting on value for money in all transactions.”
5. “We should learn and accept that we do not own the land, but hold in trust for future generations”
6. “You have to respect unreservedly, the authority of the coach, and the authority of the captain. That is basic rules, non-negotiable rules. If you don’t do it, everybody will be going their separate ways. If you do that, you cement the teamwork, and you will become a cohesive forceful force.”
7. “Fellow Ghanaians, as the French would say, l’argent n’aime pas le bruit, to wit, money does not like noise, sika mpɛ dede. Where there is chaos, where there is noise, where there is unrest, you will not find the money. If you talk down your money, it will go down. If you allow some unidentifiable person to talk down your money, it will go down,” he noted.
“If we stop being beggars and spend African money inside the continent, Africa will not need to ask for respect from anyone, we will get the respect we deserve. If we make it prosperous as it should be, respect will follow”
8. “Surely there can no longer be any controversy about the policy and its consequential impact, it is working well. It is for this reason that in spite of the economic difficulties confronting our nation, the government has devoted even more resources for the running of the Free SHS policy”
9. “I will protect the public purse. We will provide vision and direction.”
10. “It is time to make sure that there is a separation of powers in our arms of government.”
11. “I ask you to be citizens, not spectators: citizens, not subjects.”
12. “I will not let the people of Ghana down. It is time to define what being a Ghanaian ought to mean. Being a Ghanaian must mean you sign up to a definable code of conduct”