President of the Republic Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians in his official New Year Message that 2020 will be a very good year for them.
According to Akufo-Addo the year 2020 in no doubt promises to be a good one because there is growing sense of confidence that with hard work and determination, Ghana will make it.
Touching on the upcoming general elections, the president urged Ghanaians to contribute their quota in ensuring free, fair and transparent elections.
“This year is another year in our democratic journey. We will hold, in December, the 8th general election in the history of the 4th Republic. We all have a duty to conduct ourselves in such a manner that we have a free, fair and transparent election that will enable the Ghanaian people choose, in peace and serenity, the person and persons who will manage their affairs on their behalf. I am confident that, yet again, Ghanaians will rise to the occasion, and reinforce the status of Ghana as a beacon of democracy on the continent,” he added.
Also, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia reiterated his confidence in a peaceful election in the 2020 general elections.
Dr Bawumia says the level of peace, unity and love in the country will override any form of violence in the country.
The Vice President who was speaking to members of the Kaneshie Presbyterian Church in Accra, after worshipping with them for the 31st watch night service explained that where there is peace, there is development.
Quoting biblical verses, the Vice-President noted that Peace, love and unity is the surest way of developing the country.
“We have to go into 2020 with prayers. We want peace, unity and love to prevail in 2020. These 3 things are evident in the bible; Matthew 5:9, Psalm 133, Matthew 22:36-40. Love amongst ourselves is very important. Love thy neighbour as yourself and loving God is how we want to enter 2020.”
“Ghana will be a very pleasant place if we adhere to these three instructions. 2020 is an elections year, and we pray God will make peace prevail. Let's pray that we go into the elections in 2020 in peace. Where there is peace, there is development.”
Ghanaians welcome 2020 with church services
Christians across the country on New Year's eve ushered into 2020, with watch-night services nationwide.
Most churches in the country saw high numbers of worshippers, with many Ghanaians, bidding farewell to the outgone year and praying for better things in the new year.
As is the tradition, most churches took advantage of the service to broadcast their vision and objectives for the new year to their members.
There was a generally charged atmosphere across the various churches, as the patrons of the watch-night services sang, danced and recited Psalms of praise to God for His protection throughout 2019.
Below is the full statement: