Being a Ghanaian must mean something' – Akufo-Addo
Ghana’s new President has whipped a sense of patriotism in Ghanaians by charging the citizenry to make more meaning and feel proud of b their nationality.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said being Ghanaian must mean more than the country of a person’s birth or holding the republic’s passport.
Quoting Ghana’s premier leader Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah’s famous 1957 Independence speech where he spoke about measuring the nation’s progress with the happiness of Ghanaians being able to manage their own affairs, he called on the citizenry to go beyond the routine reference to being Ghanaian.
“Being a Ghanaian must put a certain responsibility on each of us. Calling yourself a Ghanaian must mean you have signed up for a certain definable code of conduct.
“Being a Ghanaian puts an obligation on each one of us to work at building a fair and prosperous nation,” he told the more than 6,000 people who have gathered at the Black Star Square to witness the investiture, Saturday.
According to the President, Ghanaians must look out for each other adding there should be no higher praise than to be able to say “I am a Ghanaian”.
“I thank the almighty that I am able to say with pride that I am a Ghanaian,” he stated.