President Akufo Addo has addressed the press on Tuesday July 18, 2017 to enable them ask questions of national interest vis-a-vis his fist 6months in office.
The president hinted on few issues of national interest
- He apologises for the whining comment
“To my colleagues from the diaspora, let me apologise for the whining,” the president said.
Addressing the media at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday July 18, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “To our overseas Ghanaians, let me again apologise for the whining.”
Earlier, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had to apologise on behalf of Mr Ahomka-Lindsay after which he issued a statement to explain himself saying he had no intentions of disrespecting the diasporans with his comment.
Government is embarking on a drive to integrate resources of diasporans to develop the economy. The Akufo-Addo administration has also created a Diasporan Office at the Presidency to deal with matters relating to Ghanaians living abroad.
- He hints of possible stay out of 2020 elections
“First of all, it is not clear that my name will be on the ballot paper for 2020 and if I will contest, this threat will not stop me from fighting galamsey in the country,” the President , Nana Akuffo Addo has revealed at his maiden encounter with the press.
President Akufo-Addo says, he is not worried by threats put out there by some young people to vote him out of office for fighting galamsey.
‘I’m happy i have the support of many Ghanaians and the media in the fight against galamsey; the fight is one of my priorities to end the menace which has affected the country’s river bodies’.
“We are not against mining and Chinese operating in the country but we are against the degradation of our land by whoever,” he emphasized.
- He assures Ghanaians of governments efforts to retrieve Woyome’s money
The president Nana Akuffo Addo has assured Ghanaians that government will not relent its efforts to retrieve the fraudulently acquired GHS51.2million from businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
“Woyome’s money is the subject of all kinds of legal processes, those legal processes some day will come to an end, I know there will come a day for reckoning on that matter,” He said.
Woyome filed a writ
Recently Mr Woyome filed a new writ at the Supreme Court seeking to reverse a ruling by a justice of the apex court, Justice A.A Benin, who granted an application by the Attorney General to cross-examine him orally in connection with attempts by the state to retrieve the money.
He argues that Article 134(b) of the 1992 Constitution gives him the opportunity to apply for a stay of Justice Benin’s decision by asking that a panel of three Justices vary, discharge and or reverse the order.
Article 134 (b) of the 1992 constitution stipulates that: ‘A single Justice of the Supreme Court may exercise power vested in the Supreme Court not involving the decision of the cause or matter before the Supreme Court, except that:
(b) in civil matters, any order, direction or decision made or given under this article may be varied, discharged or reversed by the Supreme Court constituted by three Justices of the Supreme Court.
However, Deputy Attorney General argued that the provision cited by Mr Woyome upon which he filed the application does not apply since the State is merely attempting to enforce an earlier judgement of the same court.
A few weeks ago, a charge was put on some properties of Mr Woyome.
The charge affected Anator Holding Company Limited, AAW Management Consulting Services, Anator Construction Company Limited, Green Township Security Services Company Limited, Woyome Brothers International Limited, Stewise Anator Company Limited, and Stewise Shipping Company Limited.