Government has resumed work a day after the declaration of the general elections by the Electoral Commission, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.
Speaking at the Minister’s Press Briefing in Accra on Thursday December 10, 2020, the Minister emphasized that government remains determined to wrap up its mandate for the year, and that informs its decision to get back to work right after the declaration of the general elections
“President Akufo-Addo and his appointees are already back to work a day after the declaration of results for the presidential election to wrap up government business for the year,” he said.
He noted that the President has indeed been back to work performing his official duties at the (Jubilee House) while he continues to receive congratulatory messages from colleague heads of state on the continent and around the world.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was re-elected in the closely-contested and largely free and fair December 7 elections, which saw him edge his main contender and former president John Mahama with over 51% against the latter’s 47% plus of valid votes cast.
According to the Minister, the renewal of the President’s mandate is testament of the confidence Ghanaians have in his governance, policies and leadership.
He said government will in the next four years focus on bettering the lives of Ghanaians through creation of opportunities in key sectors of the economy.
Earlier, when the president was declared winner of the elections he promised never to relax because it is a second time, but rather push and ensure he delivered on every single promise he has made.
He also noted that the results of the parliamentary elections indicate to him that Ghanaians want the two leading political parties to work together and that is exactly what he intends to do in his second term.
The president also promised immediately put Ghana back on the path of post-COVID-19 economic recovery path.