president-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged a different kind of government for Ghana, saying he will be heading an Executive which governs in the national interest, not for private gain.

“Ghana deserves the best. My vision for Ghana is of an optimistic, self-confident and prosperous nation with a strong and thriving democratic society in which mutual trust and economic opportunities exist for all, irrespective of their background,” he says.

“My government will place people at its centre. Their hopes and their concerns will drive its policies and priorities. I promise to build a Ghana that works and gives each and every one of us the opportunity to improve our lives. A Ghana that works for us and our families, not just for the rich and powerful.”

These words by Nana Akufo-Addo are contained in a foreword contained in his New Patriotic Party’s 2016 Election Manifesto.

Nana Akufo-Addo said: “I will be a President for all Ghanaians. Whatever your region, your tribe, your gender, your status, or your religion, I will serve you all. I will champion your cause with the help of the Almighty God.”

He said everyday he woke up as President his consideration would be what is best for the country “we all love and what will improve the lives of all our people”.

Nana Akufo- Addo said he had an unshakeable faith in Ghana, the Black Star of Africa, and under the leadership of the New Patriotic Party, had a bright future, a future that would be secured by the enterprise, creativity, and hard work of the Ghanaian people.

He called on Ghanaians to join him, so together, “we can build a country where, if you show up, step up, and work hard, you will have your fair share of its wealth, and be fairly rewarded for your hard work”.

“A country in which hard work pays, and cutting corners does not. A country in which, no matter where you come from, you will be rewarded based on merit, not on whom-you-know-basis. A country in which every young person can hope, and aspire, and reach his or her fullest potential, right here in Ghana,” he says.

“I have dedicated my life to public service to change Ghana for good as President, with the help of the Almighty God.”