President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said despite some challenges and difficulties, the country is on course to reaching its goal of a Ghana beyond aid.
‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ is Nana Akufo-Addo’s long-term vision for the country.
The vision is for Ghana to wean herself off development aid as much as possible.
To this end, Nana Akufo-Addo constituted a 13-member Ghana Beyond Aid Charter Committee in June last year to put together a charter on the policy.
The charter, which has since been presented to the president, outlines the roadmap for Ghana’s determination to be a self-reliant country.
In his 62nd Independence Day message to Ghanaians, Nana Akufo-Addo urged the citizenry to be united and remain steadfast as the goal of achieving a Ghana beyond aid is within reach.
He said: “As we celebrate our nation’s 62nd birthday, we should be fortified in the knowledge that despite our challenges and difficulties, we are on course to reaching our goal of a Ghana Beyond Aid; that is realising the vision of the free, fair, democratic, self-reliant, prosperous Ghana governed by the rule of law and respect for human rights that inspired our forebears to fight for the liberation of our country and continent from foreign domination. Let us remain steadfast and united – the goal is within reach”.