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We’ll Never Abandon Victims of Akosombo Dam Spillage” – President Akufo-Addo Assures at Independence Day Celebration

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting the victims affected by the Akosombo dam spillage. Speaking at the 67th Independence Day celebration in Koforidua, under the theme ‘Our Democracy, Our Pride,’ Akufo-Addo emphasized the government’s dedication to aiding the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in affected communities.

He revealed that out of the earmarked GH¢220 million, GH¢80 million has already been released by the government to assist in the rehabilitation process. Akufo-Addo assured that the government would spare no effort in restoring normalcy to the lives and livelihoods of all affected persons.

Shifting focus to the upcoming 13th African Games set to be officially opened in Accra on Friday, 8th March, the President tempered expectations by stating, “I am not promising a Ghana clean sweep of track and field events. That would be a miracle, but I am promising a happy and exciting month for all our visitors.”

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Akufo-Addo also stressed the importance of adhering to the rule of law for the prosperity of the nation’s economy. He urged Ghanaians to recognize that economic prosperity is intrinsically linked to adherence to laws and regulations.

“We cannot hope for economic prosperity without adhering to the rule of law,” he stated. “Aspirations for prosperity go hand-in-hand with the discipline necessary for the rule of law.”

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