President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Kyebi went all white yesterday when the Akyem Abuakwa State organised a special thanksgiving service for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
It was an event the President attended in his hometown to give thanks to God a day after he was sworn in for a second term in office.
The service, which was organised in collaboration with the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the local council of churches was attended by the President and the wife, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
Also in attendance was the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and his spouse Hajia Samira Bawumia, family members of the President, the President of the National House of Chiefs, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, chiefs, former ministers of state and some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In a brief address, President Akufo-Addo called on Ghanaians to continue to pray for him and his government to help develop the country and also asked for God’s courage and wisdom.
He appealed to Ghanaians to continue to have confidence in him and that the belief in him meant he was going to work for Ghanaians and would never disappoint them.
President Akufo-Addo, who had earlier inaugurated an auditorium named after him for the Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, thanked all those who supported him to deliver on his mandate in his first term.
He specifically mentioned the Vice-President, the First Lady, Ministers of State, NPP Members of Parliament (MPs) and the NPP itself for the continuous trust reposed in him.
He also gave special thanks to the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, for organising the thanksgiving in his honour.
President Akufo-Addo, who donated GH₵ 50,000 at the thanksgiving service, promised to continue working hard for the betterment of Ghanaians.
The Okyenhene extolled the virtues of the President and said “you have done well in the last four years but some people will say you have done nothing. We thank God for giving you to Ghana as a President”.
He said it was an undisputable fact that the President had done well for Ghana with his policies which included the Planting for Food and Jobs, Free Senior High School (SHS) and provision of ambulances for all constituencies
Osagyefuo Ofori Panin expressed the hope that at the end of the President’s second term, Ghana would be prosperous.
“Let us as a nation support the President since he is selfless, and with time, truth, goodness would triumph over evil,” he stated.
In a sermon, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Right Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, expressed regret over what happened in Parliament in the early hours of Thursday during the election of the Speaker of Parliament.
He said the year 2020 was very challenging as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and praised the leadership of the country for its proactiveness in handling the situation.
He urged Ghanaians to, in all things, give thanks to God for how far he had brought the nation.
It was in that spirit that the Moderator commended President Akufo-Addo for always giving thanks to God and prayed that goodness and mercy would follow all the days of his life.
He congratulated the President on his re-election and encouraged him to continue his dedicated service to the people of Ghana.