President Nana Akufo-Addo has explained that his description of Ghana’s economy as bad is not to dramatise the state of the nation, but a genuine portrayal of facts. “Mr. Speaker, I say nothing new or dramatic, when I tell this house that the economy of our country is in a bad way…you know it’s true, you it’s true,” he said to a rancorous opposition from the Minority in Parliament. Presenting his first state of the nation address as required under Article 67 of constitution, the president maintained that the true condition of the country that confronted his government when they assumed office is dire than was anticipated. President Akufo-Addo confessed that barely six weeks after taking over power “it gave me no pleasure to say that our worst fears have been confirmed plus a few additional unpleasant surprises as well.” As usual, his pronouncement elicited further heckling from the members of the main opposition party in Parliament, compelling him suggest to the house that “it appears my friends from the Minority have problem with facts”. Great Hurry The president opined that with the numerous challenges facing the country, his government is in great hurry to address Ghana’s problems. He stated, “Mr. Speaker, I am, indeed, in a hurry, I am in a great hurry. The times, in which we live, demand that we, all, be in a hurry to deal with the problems we face. The conditions in our country demand that government machinery functions efficiently and at full force, and that nothing is left on autopilot.” Rampant seizures President Akufo-Addo said the insurgent of rampant seizures of state assets by persons aligned to the governing party is “predicated on some concept of equalization”. Nonetheless, he condemned the acts and asked all parties especially the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress to “ensure that this is the last time that such undignified act occurring during our period of transition”.