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President AKufo-Addo chairs virtual Cabinet meeting

President AKufo-Addo chairs virtual Cabinet meeting

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday chaired the first virtual Cabinet meeting in the history of the country.

It was the 80th Cabinet meeting of the Akufo-Addo administration, and it discussed many salient issues, including the economy, development, the welfare of the country, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President chaired the meeting from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House on the 11th day of his 14-day self-isolation after he was exposed to a member of his inner circle infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Historic moment

In his opening remark, the President recognised the historical nature of the meeting.

“Members of the Cabinet, this, I think, the first of such meeting in the history of our government. So we are all part of the historic process. If I look at the Secretary to the Cabinet, I hope it is going to be a successful venture,” President Akufo-Addo said to set the meeting in motion.

Virtual meetings

Although in self-isolation as a precautionary measure even after testing negative for COVID-19, the President has been busy running the affairs of the country and shaping his campaign strategies going into the 2020 general election.

Last Sunday, he held another virtual meeting with his Communications Advisory Team, where he indicated that the 2020 electioneering campaign would be a comparison of the development records of his administration and that of his biggest opponent, Mr John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Talking about records, he noted that it was important for NPP communicators to continue to stress the quality of achievements of the Akufo-Addo administration in areas such as health, education and infrastructure development across the board, emphasising that the social and economic work of the NPP was one that had affected virtually everybody in the country.

He challenged his communication team to preach the good news of his administration, believing that every nook and cranny of the country had benefitted from the development programmes of the government.