Full transcript: President Mahama’s 2014 State Of The Nation address

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama in his second State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Tuesday said the nation had no choice but to do what was deemed right.

“Mr. Speaker, we find ourselves at a unique place in history. Our beloved Ghana is a nation in transition. We are on the cusp of many exciting new opportunities. We are on the verge of fulfilling the promises our forefathers and foremothers made to us, and to the world, about the destiny of our country and the determination of our people.

We are in the midst of change. And change can often feel uncomfortable, especially as it pulls us away from the systems and practices with which we have become familiar, but are no longer serving our needs efficiently. Without change, Mr. Speaker, Ghana cannot grow. Change is what will propel us forward, as a nation, to all that lies ahead.” president Mahama stated.

He also described the current state of economy as  resilient and sound.

”…despite the short-term challenges we face our economic fundamentals remain sound and our midterm goals are bright.”

According to him Ghana’s economic prospects are ‘bright’. ”Growth continues  to be robust at an estimated 7.4 percent last year and we still retain our vision to accelerate and maintain GDP growth at above 8 percent going forward,” he said.


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By: Evans Effah/


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