Mr Speaker, I am glad to be here with you again in this august House, the Parliament of our Republic, to perform, for the third time, the pleasant duty of fulfilling my constitutional obligation, by giving Honourable Members and the Ghanaian people a message on the state of the nation.
A charter which provides a roadmap to achieve the Ghana Beyond Aid vision, developed by a committee chaired by the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, was presented to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday.
Ghana has expressed regret over the European Commission (EC) blacklisting the country among the list of countries with strategic deficiencies in their Anti- Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) framework.
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019.
"Africa is a marvellous continent. Girls are beautiful and very sexy. All they want is a man who has money, and the worst is when he is white. In all, I slept with more than 1,400 girls in six different countries. I have all their pictures in my album" ~ Jean Michel, French sex tourist
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the rest of Ghanaians expect that the relations between the Chiefs and people of the Volta and Oti Regions will be characterized by mutual sentiments of magnanimity and goodwill.
The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, spent the morning of the day universally acclaimed as the day of love, Valentine's Day, with Rev Father Andrew Campbell and parishioners of the Christ The King Catholic Church to bring some cheer into the lives of street children at their daily Soup Kitchen.
The Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development for the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Gerd Muller, has lauded the Akufo-Addo government's "impressive progress on the economic front" which has made the West African country one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a preferred partner of his country.
A team of eminent economists, chaired by former Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr Paul Acquah, has been constituted to monitor the performance of the government's budgets to ensure that it complies with fiscal rules and targets.
THE Shai Osudoku District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Daniel Akuffo, has appealed to government to extend the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water project to the four districts in the Greater Accra Region.
Telecommunications operator, AirtelTigo has teamed up with smartphone maker Samsung to launch "Life Just Got Lit" smartphone campaign aimed at fulfilling the digital aspirations of millions of Ghanaians.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed the government's commitment to put appropriate measures in place, to ensure that the indiscipline in the country's financial system that led to the collapse of a number of banks, does not occur again.