Prez Meets Press Today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today [Tuesday, July 18, 2017] meet a section of the press to brief them about government’s activities for the first half of the first year of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

According to the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, President Akufo-Addo’s engagement with the press was not for the purpose of “self-aggrandisement.”

“We’ll not come and give ourselves marks as other Presidents have done in the past and say we’ve achieved 90%, 80%. We don’t believe that it is proper for us to set exam questions, answer them and mark them and grade ourselves and so on. So that won’t be the purpose at all,” he said at press briefing in Accra yesterday to highlight on today’s programme.

The president is expected to use the occasion to touch on his achievements and challenges so far and also outline policies he intends to roll-out to enable his administration fulfill its promises.

It is his maiden engagement with the media since the ruling party, NPP, defeated the National Democratic Congress led by former President John Dramani Mahama in last year’s election.

But Mr. Hamid said although the president will account for his leadership to the Ghanaian populace six months into his tenure, the motive was not to hype him and his administration.

“The President will make a few remarks and then after that we will open the floor for questions. When I say a few remarks, of course he’ll account to the people what it is that he’s been doing this past six months which he believes if we keep doing it, it’ll improve the fortunes of our country and help us to achieve our development goals.”

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