Former President John Mahama says with the right leadership Ghana canmake progress and turn its ailing economy around for the better.

In his independence message to the nation, former President Mahama explained that Ghana deserves quality leadership, better governance and accountability, and a strong economy that creates opportunities for all, not just a few.

“We must make progress and build a better society for ourselves. We must hold on to hope, determination, and a collective will to overcome and build the Ghana we want for ourselves and future generations.

“Let us remember the inspirational and visionary leaders who kindled in our hearts the flame of hope for a better Ghana and the sacrifices of our forebears led by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who enabled us to embrace and embody the theme for today’s celebration, “Our democracy, Our pride,” Mr. Mahama stated.

He contiuned: “Today, we can all agree that this is undoubtedly not the Ghana we want or the country our forebears sacrificed their lives for. We cannot turn a blind eye to the stark similarity between a colonial power that gunned down our people and today’s leaders who preside over the murder of innocent civilians who stepped out to vote and strengthen our democracy.”

Attached below is the full statement

Source: Ghana/