General News Mon, 6 Mar 2017

Ghana @60: Sad to note too many Ghanaians are still poor – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has bemoaned the slow pace at which the country is developing sixty years after independence from colonial rule.

According to the President, expectations were very high that rapid economic development would follow the political freedom that the West African nation achieved.

However, the surprise of many, Ghana has been slow in developing and many people continue to wallow in abject poverty.

“Sadly, the economic dividend that was meant to accompany our freedom has still not materialized. Sixty years after those heady days, too many of our people continue to wallow in unacceptable poverty”, he noted.

President Akufo-Addo made this observation when addressing Ghanaians on the occasion of the 60thIndependence Anniversary celebration of the former British Colony at the Black Star Square on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Continuing, he said there are no more excuses to be made as it was about time to set Ghana to rights 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 and a consistent fight against corruption in public life would bring the transformation we seek”, he added.
Source: kasapafmonline.com
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