The United Nations (UN) has commended President Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration in the country for initiating developmental projects in the country to improve the lives of Ghanaians.
President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces recently said, “I have heard of your idea of ‘One District, One Factory’ or ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’, ‘Free Senior High School,’ ‘Affordable Housing; everything that you are doing to improve the lives of the people of Ghana really needs to be commended Mr. President.”
“I think this is real…I was telling your ministers, that’s the way I see a second independence of the country; self-reliance but of course working hand-in-hand with the international community in partnerships. I think that that is exactly what needs to be done,” an elated Garces said.
“Our goal is a straight forward one, 60 years after independence, it’s time that we put behind us the Ghana of problems and poverty and non-performance; I think we have decided now to make a concerted effort to break the bonds of poverty in our country and bring our nation and its people up to a world and join the prosperity that is spreading across the globe, and it’s a decision that is encapsulated in the mantra or slogan of ‘Ghana Beyond Aid.”
“But we want to do so not on the basis of our hands out seeking charity, seeking hand out, but as a well-organised state that is in control of its own economy, that is managing its economy intelligently, above all honestly making sure that the basic needs of our people are addressed in education, in health and in social infrastructure.
“So this is the goal that is animating us, and we look for friendships across the world, countries like your own and others with like-minded attitude towards progress…so that we can all-together rise up and join the nations of prosperity,” he added.