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Ghana Swears in New President

Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as the President of Ghana.

He took the oath of office, led by Chief Justice Theodora Georgina Wood, before several African leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and thousands of citizens, at the Black Stars Square on Saturday.

Akufo-Addo takes over from John Dramani Mahama, who he defeated during the presidential polls on December 7, 2016.

At the swearing-in ceremony, Akufo-Addo, said: “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. I will not let you, the people of Ghana, down.

“It is time to make sure that there is a true separation of powers in our arms of government.

“I shall protect the public purse by insisting on value for money in all transactions. Public service is just that; it is not an avenue for making money.

“It is time to imagine and dream again. Ghana is opened for business again. The change we have voted for has to start with each individual. I ask you to be responsible citizens.

“It is time to define what being a Ghanaian ought to mean. Being a Ghanaian must mean you sign up to a definable code of conduct.

“A new dawn has arisen in Ghana.”

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