Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has said Ghana has never had a president like Akufo-Addo due to the respect he commands on the international stage and his workaholic nature home and abroad.
She said this has translated into favors and support of various forms from governments around the world to Ghana.
“We’ve never had a president like Nana Akufo-Addo before… I say that because if you are the leader of a country, you work both at home and on the international scene”. The foreign minister said.
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“I want to tell you that our President is no mean a person. You would not appreciate the weight of the President until you travel outside. Today, I’m respected all over the world as Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs not because of any clout of mine but because of the respect, the international community has for President Nana Akufo-Addo. At UN, AU, ECOWAS meetings, everybody agrees with whatever President Akufo-Addo utters.” She said.
“Ghana enjoys a lot of favors in terms of financial assistance and help from the international community because of the respect the world has for President Akufo-Addo”.
She admonished NPP members to stop complaining and appreciate what the government is doing.
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“If you see us today, ministers, party executives, you’re able to come to us for assistance; today, our children go to school free of charge. Even if you are personally not benefitting from the Free SHS, your nephew or niece or some relative is enjoying it, which frees you from that financial burden which you would have hitherto borne.
“So, please, NPP members, the “we’ve got nothing” talks are too much. Let’s all gird our loins for the New Year, which is an election year, so that we can campaign very well. “If any NDC supporter tells you that upon all the troubles you’re going through for the NPP, what have you got from the party, ask the person that what they also got from all the eight years they had in office.”