Akufo-Addo congratulates new Jamaican PM

Leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.

Holness, the leader of Jamaica’s opposition centre-right party, won the February 25 general elections in the Caribbean nation.

“I also congratulate outgoing Prime Minister, Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister, for graciously conceding defeat in her unsuccessful bid for a second term in office.”

A statement issued on Thursday, March 3 called on the Prime Minister-elect to deliver on his election-winning promises of tax cuts for businesses, reviving an economy saddled with a debt-to-GDP ratio of some 125 percent, and creating jobs for the youth.

Nana Addo expressed “best wishes for his success as he prepares to take up the responsibilities and challenges of the high office of Prime Minister of Jamaica”.

Mr Holness led the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) to victory over the governing People’s National Party in one of the closest contests in Jamaica’s history.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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