Govt striving to complete remaining 2020 programmes – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has stated that “the President expects his appointees to work with dispatch to ensure that the remainder of government programmes for 2020 is fully achieved.”

According to him, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, and his Ministers have resumed work in a bid to round up on the year’s activities.

“President Akufo-Addo, his Ministers, and his appointees as well are already back to work, a day after the declaration of the results of the presidential election and the objective is to wrap up government business for this year.”

Speaking during the Minister’s Press Briefing on Thursday, December 10, 2020, Mr. Nkrumah stated that the president has resumed work while still receiving congratulatory messages from well-wishers and colleagues.

“As you will recall, the declaration of the election results took place last night, the president addressed the country almost few minutes after that and today he is back at post performing his official duties at Jubilee House while receiving congratulatory messages from colleague heads of states and from other international and local organizations of their head,” he said.

The Returning Officer for the just-ended 2020 general election, Jean Mensa, yesterday, December 9, 2020, declared Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana for the next four years.

This was after she announced the results of 274 out of 275 constituencies in the country, leaving out the Techiman South constituency.

The sitting President, Akufo-Addo obtained 6,730,587 votes, representing 51.302% while his main contender, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama followed suite with 6,213,182, representing 47.359% of the total ballots cast.

The total number of valid votes cast was 13,434,574 representing 79% of total registered voters according to the Electoral Commission.


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