Prosperity will not come overnight - Akufo-Addo

Prosperity will not come overnight - Akufo-Addo

- President Akufo-Addo has called for patience on the part of Ghanaians as prosperity will not come overnight

- He added that negative habits will only derail Ghana's journey towards development

- The president went on to say that a new Ghana will attract praises from other countries in the world

President Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to exercise patience as the country aims for development and prosperity.

Speaking at the President’s Independence Day Awards ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), he stated that Ghanaians need to “eschew all acts of divisiveness and self-centered tendencies which will only retire our forward match”.

A report by, explained that prosperity is a gradual process and for that reason, there is a lot more to be done.

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According to him, Ghana is preparing to celebrate 62 years of independence from the British colonial power under the theme; “Celebrating Peace and Unity.”

For that reason, “we must have the pride to acknowledge that we are have made positive strides and we must also have humility to appreciate that we still have a long way to go.

We must have the patience to accept that just as our fight for freedom and independence was not achieved in a day, so too national prosperity will not come over night.

In peace and unity, I am certain that we can build a new Ghanaian civilization which will attract the admiration of Africa and the world,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo congratulated all the awardees and wished them God’s speed as they climb up the academic ladder in order to fulfill their future professional goals.

Education minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, on his part, congratulated the award recipients for their remarkable achievements.

He indicated that ongoing reforms in the education sector are going to continue to ensure that the country’s educational system becomes one of the best in Africa and the world at large.

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