Ghana’s president Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo has called on all Ghanaians home and abroad to step up and play significant roles in the development of the country.
Delivering a speech to the nation on Ghana’s 64th Independence Day, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, he encouraged all to ensure that we build a nation of hope and opportunity for the unborn generation.
This year’s Independence Day parade was held at the forecourt of the Jubilee House in Accra due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The celebration was organized with the COVID-19 protocols in place, leaving its attendance to a few invited participants and members of the security agencies.
“Sixty-four (64) years ago, we freed our nation, Ghana, from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. We were the first nation, in colonial Africa, to gain our independence from the colonial power, and, thus, became the torchbearer of the struggle for liberation of the African continent,” President Akufo-Addo recounted in his address.
“We must all step up and play significant roles in the development of Ghana, our motherland. Let us bequeath to our children, their children, and generations unborn a nation of hope and opportunity, not one of despair and retrogression.”
“Happy 64th Independence Day Celebration to all of us, and may God bless us all and our homeland Ghana, and make her great and strong,” he said.