The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has expressed optimism that President Akufo-Addo will be able to implement all the promises he made to students while on the campaign trail.
“As you assume office, we are particularly excited and optimistic about the implementation of the massive promise you made to students of Ghana and the good people of this country in general.
“Key among them is the restoration of nurses and teacher trainee allowances and their prompt payments.
As you have said on several platforms, education is one of your topmost priorities and we couldn’t have been more grateful for your recourse and determination in that regard,” a statement signed by the NUGS President, Mr Julian M. Cobbinah said.
The student body pledged its unflinching support to the government “and we look forward to working with the agencies that deal directly with our constituents to ensure a meaningful partnership to develop our country.”
The statement reminded the President that NUGS had formed strong cordial relations with successive governments but, warned that “We will not hesitate to draw the sword when the interests of the students of Ghana are not put into consideration in policy decisions.”
It assured the President that NUGS would remain a partner so long as he remained true to them and the numerous students across the country whose interest NUGS represented.
“As a distinguished legal practitioner with an impeccable record as a human rights advocate, we hope that under your tenure, the rule of law shall prevail without recourse to arbitrariness.
Kudos, former President Mahama
“We also use this opportunity to congratulate the former President H.E John Dramani Mahama on his show of statesmanship and goodwill after his defeat at the polls.
“Indeed the events of post December 7, 2016 have made Ghana a shining beacon of hope for democracy in a region known for political instability mostly instigated by elections.
“We wish him well and pray he remains true to his resolution that he will be supportive of the new regime,” the statement concluded.