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Education, economic prosperity, and 9 key points in Akufo-Addo's Independence Day speech

Ghana marked its 67th Independence Day with a celebratory speech from President Nana Akufo-Addo , in the Eastern Region.

President Akufo Addo

Addressing a myriad of topics ranging from democracy and economic prosperity to education and environmental conservation.

The President paid tribute to the forebears and leaders of the independence struggle, including the Big Six, Yaa Asantewaa, and others who played pivotal roles in liberating Ghana.

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The President focused on this year's theme, "OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR PRIDE," emphasizing the importance of Ghana's democratic journey and the collective pride in the nation's achievements

The President celebrated the success of the Free Senior High School policy, noting the highest-ever enrollment of first-year students and its positive impact on Ghana's youth and future.

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President Akufo-Addo expressed optimism about two upcoming economic projects – the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation and the Ada Songhor Salt project – poised to boost the country's economic fortunes.

Emphasizing the importance of the rule of law, the President underscored its role in ensuring economic prosperity and called for a collective commitment to discipline and adherence to legal principles.

Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to care for the environment, expressing concern about the disregard for forests, rivers, and natural resources, emphasizing the need for responsible environmental stewardship.

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The President reassured support for communities affected by flooding caused by the spillage of the Akosombo Dam, allocating funds for ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the Greater Accra, Eastern, and Volta Regions.

The President emphasized the significance of preserving and promoting Ghana's cultural identity. He urged parents not only to focus on academic education but also to instill Ghanaian values, language, and traditions in their children, ensuring a strong cultural foundation for future generations.

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President Akufo-Addo highlighted the government's commitment to responsible mining practices, especially in the bauxite sector. He announced Ghana's commitment to refining locally mined bauxite, aiming to produce alumina for supply to the Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO) and the broader downstream aluminum industry

President Akufo-Addo announced Ghana's hosting of the 13th African Games, expressing optimism for a successful event and drawing parallels with Cote d'Ivoire's AFCON hosting.

Acknowledging the significance of the Eastern Region in Ghana's history, Akufo-Addo highlighted its diverse culture, educational institutions, and contribution to the country's development.

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In conclusion, the President reiterated Ghana's commitment to progress, democracy, and prosperity, calling on citizens to embrace the nation's democratic values and work collectively towards a brighter future. The 67th Independence Day celebration served as a reminder of Ghana's resilience and determination to achieve greatness.

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