President Akufo Addo has delivered is speech to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Ghana.
Taking Ghanaians through a path of history, the president lamented over the high level of poverty recorded in the country despite it being an independent state.
"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 lamented.
The president through his speech has thus called for a concerted effort for every Ghanaian to ensure that the country's ailing economy bounces back to prosperity in the next 60 years saying; "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."
Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan African country to gain independence after struggles led by its first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.