The Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his handling and management of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Being taken hostage in any situation which demands a struggle to free oneself requires a leadership that can liberate its people with the minimum of hardship,” it said.
In a letter signed by its chairman, Mr Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, and addressed to the President, it said Ghana had been blessed with a leader of extraordinary courage, vision and dedication during this period of the pandemic which had held the world to ransom.
It said Ghana had been fortunate to have a person of his calibre in leadership whose handling of a very difficult and delicate situation had won the admiration of his colleague Heads of State.
“We could not have had a better leader than one of our very own who has always dedicated his life to the betterment of our society and always acknowledging the need to provide a safety net for our unfortunate brothers and sisters. A necessary tool and philosophy of modern management which you have done and chaperoned with utmost efficiency, dedication and global admiration,” it stated.
It prayed for long life for President Akufo-Addo and the government in general saying that “with Christ in our vessel, and Allah with us, our history will be one of sweet victory.”
It extended the council’s condolences to the families of those who had lost their lives to the pandemic and for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
“Mr President, may the good Lord grant you wisdom and good health to complete your assignment and its continuation always recollecting that this and other battles are still the Lord’s,” it stated