Akufo-Addo wishes Ghanaians a happy 59th Independence anniversary
Audrey Agyiri (GhanaClass.com)
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on behalf of the leadership and membership has wished all Ghanaians a Happy Independence Anniversary celebration.
On this momentous occasion, Nana Addo said it is critical that we take stock of what Ghana has done with the freedom the nation enjoys through the brave decision taken by our forebears, and the position Ghana is as far as development is concerned.
“Our forebears who fought to liberate us from colonial rule believed that freedom is the primary end, as well as the means to development, with the well-being of each and every individual as both the goal and means of development”.
The leader of the NPP is however sad that fifty-nine (59) years after gaining our independence, Ghana, a country blessed with an abundance of human and natural resources, is in a crisis- evidenced in widespread despondency, brought about by severe hardships, rising cost of living, high levels of youth unemployment, collapsed businesses, unprecedented strikes, demonstrations and increasing poverty.
This, he is said is surely, not the vision of Ghana our ancestors had hoped for.
Nana Addo motivated Ghanaians not to despair and lose hope in the ability of the nation to offer her citizens a decent livelihood.
“Let us stride into the future confident that we will make it if we work at it. I am confident that we can transform our nation and use all the blessings that the Almighty has bestowed on us to bring prosperity to all our people. We can do it. God did not put us on this rich land to be poor. It is bad leadership that makes us poor”.
He maintained that it is vital for us to believe in Ghana and do what is right by our nation, and thereby fulfil the dreams and aspirations of those far-sighted individuals who initiated the steps for our national freedom and independence.
As we head to the polls, in this election year, the NPP presidential candidate advised all to work together, “with our public institutions, to ensure that we have a level electoral playing field. We want free, fair and credible elections whose outcomes will be readily accepted by all. That is the best guarantee of the peace, stability and democracy of our country”.
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