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General News of Monday, 17 April 2017


Work together for a self-reliant, prosperous Ghana - Akufo-Addo to Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to remain optimistic in the development plans he has laid down for Ghana's prosperous future.

In his Easter message on Friday, the president assured the citizenry that he is determined to ensure Ghana's economic development, free from foreign aid, as the country moves forward.

In a post on his Facebook page, the president said, “I have put before you, the Ghanaian people, the most ambitious program of social and economic transformation of any government in the history of the Fourth Republic, if not in our entire history."

According to President Akufo-Addo Ghana's economic stability needed to be supported by policies would focus "on structuring the institutions of government, modernizing agriculture, a clear industrial policy and rationalizing the financial sector to support growth in the industry, manufacturing, and agriculture.”

“In my view, that is the way we can build a resilient economy and lead Ghana to a situation beyond aid,” he added. The president further asked Ghanaians to support his administration in fulfilling the vision of a “dignified, self-reliant and prosperous Ghana."

According to the president, this will be a "Ghana beyond aid, a Ghana mobilising its own material and human resources to build a strong economy capable of generating prosperity for the mass of its people, no longer dependent on handouts and charity.”