Birthdays are indeed enjoyable moments in our lives that we cant do away with. It comes once every year in a person’s life. Today, 29th March,2021 marks the 77th birthday of the first gentleman of the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the ruling party in government. President Akuffo-Addo is a highly ranked personality in government and the country in general and today is an august occasion for him and each and every citizen in the country.
Talking about the life history of President Akuffo-Addo, he was born on 29th March, 1944 to the former Chief Justice and head of state of Ghana, Edward Akuffo-Addo and Adeline Akuffo-Addo in Swalaba, Accra. There is no doubt that the president is indeed the offspring of prominent parents. President Akuffo-Addo is from Kyebi in the Eastern region of Ghana.
He started his primary education at the Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later went to Rowe Road School (now Kinbu), in Accra Central. He went to England to study for his O-Level and A-Level examinations at Lancing College, Sussex, where he was nicknamed ‘Billy’ and joined the Anglican faith. He began his Philosophy, Politics and Economic course at New College, Oxford in 1962, but left soon afterwards.
He returned to Ghana in 1962 to teach at the Accra Academy, before going to read Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon, in 1964, earning a BSc (Econ) degree in 1967. He subsequently joined Inner Temple and trained as a lawyer under the apprenticeship system known as the Inns of Court where no formal law degree was required. He was called to the English Bar in July 1971, and he was also called to the Ghanaian Bar in July 1975 and this shows that President Akuffo-Addo is indeed a scholar in the field of education. He is currently serving his second term as chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States( ECOWAS). President Akuffo-Addo is indeed a character whose life is worthy of emulation. He never gave up even though he lost in past elections but rather he endured his suffering and indeed God’s glory was manifested into his life and in reflection of this he consecutively won the 2016 and 2020 elections and also rules currently as the President of Ghana.
He is married to Rebecca Akuffo-Addo and blessed with five daughters namely; Gyankroma Funmi Akufo-Addo, Edwina Nana Douka Akufo-Addo, Adriana Dukua Akufo-Addo, Yeboakua Akufo-Addo, and Valerie Obaze. President Akuffo-Addo’s birthday matters a lot to Ghanaians and they are doing well to give him the needed and accorded support as he turns 77 today. To attain such an age is difficult to come by. Once again, WE WISH PRESIDENT AKUFFO-ADDO A HAPPY BIRTHDAY and ask God for long life, success, and prosperity in his (President Akuffo-Addo) favor and in addition give him the wisdom to rule this sovereign country politically, economically, socially and culturally.