- President Akufo-Addo has promised a bright future for Ghanaians in the years ahead
- He made the statement as he took part in the 25th anniversary celebration of Ghana's 4th Republic
- He however stated that Ghanaians need to work hard in order to ensure than the goal becomes a reality
President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday 7th January 2018, joined Ghanaians to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the 4th Republic.
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At an inter-faith thanksgiving service held at the Independence Square, he stated that Ghana is sure to enjoy the fruits of its labour if its citizens adopt fairness, integrity and hard work in all dealings.
With this, he added, national objectives such as an improvement in standards of living, peace, security and solidarity would be availed to us.
“We can hope for a brighter future, because we are blessed with enormous wealth and human potential”, he noted.
President Akufo-Addo went on to say that constitutional governance has been stable in for a long time. The specter of instability, he added, is no longer a feature of Ghana’s socio-political setup.
Touching on some of the benefits , he said that there have been sustained economic growths, coupled with rising per capita real incomes.
The president noted that the country's lands and water bodies have been significantly protected from degradation.
On the subject of social justice, he revealed that there are ongoing efforts to meet the preferred standards in education, especially from the kindergarten to the secondary level, as well as accessible health care for all citizens.
He also touched on media freedom, and spoke about the entrenchment of fundamental human rights and liberties, as well as respect for the rule of law in Ghana.
He explained that it was the reason the New Patriotic Party (NPP) decided to go to court in with respect to the results of the 2012 elections.
In all of these, president Akufo-Addo stressed that Ghana still has a long way to go, and in that regard, all citizens need to come on board, so that Ghana could reach its fullest potential.
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