Hundreds of Ghanaians on Monday thronged the Atta Mills High Street in Accra in wild jubilation amidst drumming and dancing after the presidential inaugural ceremony at the Independence Square.
Whilst some kept on chanting “Ede bee keke,” slogan of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), others were found dancing to the various tunes of the NDC causing heavy vehicular traffic.
Some supporters the Ghana News Agency spoke to expressed gratitude about the event saying they were happy that finally the ceremony had taken place in a peaceful but unforgettable manner.
Mr Raymond Martey said: “I am very happy I made it to the ceremony and I pray that the good Lord would continue to guide the new President in his duties in order to be able to achieve the second phase of the Better Ghana Agenda.
“This is victory for all Ghanaians and I am very happy to be part of the celebration. Ghana has indeed proved to the world that it was a peaceful country and would continue to remain as such under the leadership of the new President”.
On the issue of members of the New Patriotic Party refusing to attend the ceremony, he said it was rather unfortunate that they were not present but urged the leaders of the NPP to put everything behind them and work together with the President to move the nation forward.
Ms Agnes Blay said the inauguration was a national ceremony and everyone needed to join in the celebration adding; “the elections are over and we have to move on as one people with one common destiny.”
“Our parties don’t really matter at this moment. It’s the country in which we live that matters now and we must all come together to ensure that peace prevailed for us to achieve the desired development,” she said.
She said the president had promised to fulfill all his promises and expressed the hope that those to be appointed to ministerial positions and as heads of department would do their work well to make Ghanaians proud of the government and the NDC party.
“We all have to pray that this government would deliver on its promises and Ghana would become a successful country as we all expect,” she said. GNA