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It'll Be Unfair To Reduce Akufo-Addo To Only A 'Grammar King' - Kwamena Duncan

Former Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan has slammed those criticizing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The President, on Tuesday, February 28, delivered what is said to be his last nation address in Parliament.

The President touched on achievements of his government and the ongoing developmental projects under his leadership.

Some of the highlights of the President's SONA include the government to introduce a Performance Tracker, a tool aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability.

The tracker, he explained, will help in checking the status of every project undertaken by the government.

"Mr Speaker, if you want to check on roads, classroom blocks, CHIP compounds, Agenda 111 hospitals, bridges, science laboratories, water projects, sanitation projects, landing sites and harbours, and other infrastructural projects, whatever this government used your tax money to execute, the key to your query is right there on your phone,” he said. 

The President further said the Attorney-General has avoided the numerous judgment debts that once upon a time were the bane of the State.

The Attorney-General, he disclosed, has saved the country over GH¢10 trillion that would have otherwise been awarded for the payment of judgement debts.

The government is also to establish four new Universities in Mampong in the Ashanti Region, Akrodie in the Bono Region, Bunso in the Eastern Region and Kintampo in the Bono East Region.

President Nana Addo continued shedding light on his government's accomplishments and what they intend doing to better the lives of Ghanaians in this last term of his.

Commenting on the address during Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" show, Kwamena Duncan commended the President, touting his good works to Ghanaians.

He noted that the President, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine war, has managed the economy well, restoring it back to normalcy.

He added that there have been lots of infrastructure developments under the Akufo-Addo administration and was therefore proud of the President for his resilience and diligence in ameliorating the citizens' living conditions.

But Kwamena Duncan expressed his disgust with those lampooning the President over his eloquence.

To the critics, the President speaks more big grammar than do the actual work that will make the lives of Ghanaians better.

"When you want to reduce the man to the fact that he knows English, that will be unfair. That will be unfair to the man," Kwamena Duncan replied.