Time to set Ghana right…Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to rally behind the country after 60 years of independence as he sets the country on a “right path to prosperity”.
According to the President, the pace of the country’s development has quickened and our self-confidence, which had been severely strained, has returned.
Addressing the nation, at the 60th Independence day celebrations at the Independence square, he recalled that at independence, the popular slogan was to seek first the political kingdom and all other things would be added. We assumed and, indeed, we expected that rapid economic development would follow the political freedom that we achieved.
He also bemoaned the economic dividend that was meant to accompany our freedom and indicated that it has still not materialised. Sixty years after those heady days, too many of our people continue to wallow in unacceptable poverty.
“After sixty years, we have run out of excuses and it is time to set Ghana to right and get our country to where it should be. The challenge before us is to build our economy and generate a prosperous, progressive and dignified life for the mass of our people. Hard work, enterprise, creativity,discipline and a consistent fight against corruption in public life would bring the transformation we seek.
We will achieve these goals when we move and act as a united people. We must take pride in our diversity by all means, but the Ghanaian must always rise above the ethnic or sectional interest. We have a bright future and we must mobilize all our resources and all our strengths, here and in the Ghanaian Diaspora, to get to that promised land of prosperity faster.”
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