SONA 2019: I'm mindful of next generation not next election – Akufo-Addo
February 21, 2019
President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is determined to lay a strong foundation for the progress of the country by the end of his first term.
The government has been criticised by the opposition after it introduced a number of reforms in the education sector including the double track policy at the senior high school.
The move became necessary after the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy which saw a drastic increase in the number of students who enrolled at that level.
But addressing Parliament on Thursday, February 21 on his third State of the Nation address, the President said his administration’s focus is not about winning the next election but rather, for the generation unborn.
“I am bent on running a responsible administration mindful of the next generation and not the next election,” he told the packed House.
On the economy, the President acknowledged that the government’s efforts at ensuring fiscal policy “is bearing some fruits.”
The debt to GDP ratio he noted, has declined while inflation has also dropped.
“We will maintain the discipline and bring progress to our country,” he assured the crowd, indicating that the government’s main focus is to ensure a sound economic fundamental to speed up growth.
The annual State of the Nation Address is designed in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution.