General News of Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Former President, John Dramani Mahama says he is grateful to Ghanaians who have supported him and prayed for him in over two decades of his service to Ghana.
In a post on Facebook, the presidential hopeful of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) said the new year symbolizes a new beginning and admonished Ghanaians to strive for more in 2019.
He also expressed his belief that the grace of God will bring relief to the good people of the country in the coming years.
“The New Year, 2019, brings with it the promise of a fresh start, and an opportunity to renew our resolve to strive for greater and better goals. For me, this extends beyond the personal, as I owe you all my fellow Ghanaians, a debt of gratitude for your support and prayers in my twenty-two (22) years of public service.”
Full message by Mahama
“I join you, my fellow countrymen and women, to thank God for seeing us through another year, with his love and blessings.
The New Year, 2019, brings with it the promise of a fresh start, and an opportunity to renew our resolve to strive for greater and better goals.
For me, this extends beyond the personal, as I owe you all my fellow Ghanaians, a debt of gratitude for your support and prayers in my twenty-two (22) years of public service.
I commit you to God’s grace, and I pray that His abundant goodness and grace will continue to be our portion in 2019 and beyond.
May God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong once again.
Happy New Year.”
Be hopeful; we’ll rescue you from NPP’s hardship – NDC to Ghanaians
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has also said it is ready to return to power and rescue Ghanaians from what they describe as harsh economic conditions brought on by the Akufo-Addo government.
In a statement issued on Monday conveying its New Year message to Ghanaians, the party said it welcomes 2019 with optimism despite the “untold hardship and misery,” the NPP government has plunged the country into in the previous year.
In an assessment of the country in 2018, the statement signed by the NDC chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said, “last year brought in its wake peculiar socio-economic and political challenges, emanating from the incapable leadership, corruption, and maladministration of the NPP government.”
‘2019 promises to be good; let’s build Ghana together’ – Nana Addo
President Nana Akufo-Addo, however, reaffirmed his belief and hope in the future of the county, adding that 2019 promises to be a good year for the country.
According to the President, he is looking forward to the year 2019 with hope and optimism because he believes the nation is on the right path.
In his new year message posted via his social media accounts, President Nana Akufo-Addo also called on Ghana to play active roles in building a ‘progressive and prosperous’ Ghana.
“I am looking forward very much to 2019 with a sense of hope and optimism, because our nation is certainly on the right path . This year promises to be a good one, and I encourage you to join hands with my government in building the progressive and prosperous Ghana we all want”
“I wish you a prosperous, happy New Year. May God bless us all and our homeland Ghana and make her great and strong” the President added.