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Full Text: It’s time to break from a mentality of dependency – Akufo-Addo

It's time to break from mentality of dependency - Akufo-AddoGhana is marking its 61st Independence anniversary at the Black Star Square in Accra with a parade today after gaining independence on 6th March 1957.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering his speech in commemoration of the 61st Independence Day celebration of Ghana today continued to reiterate more on the common good of building a prosperous nation with an emphasis on Ghana Beyond Aid.

For his second Independence Day speech as president, Akufo-Addo touched on an array of issues including Ghana Beyond Aid policy, the increasing crime rates in the country, corruption, free SHS program, as well as other pertinent topics in the interest of the nation.

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In the statement, President Akufo-Addo stressed mismanagement, corruption and high fiscal deficits have become the hallmarks of the economy, which is financed through borrowing and foreign aid.

According to the president to get to a Ghana Beyond Aid, “we will have to effectively harness our own resources and creatively and efficiently deploy them for rapid economic and social transformation. This will require hard work, enterprise, creativity, and a consistent fight against corruption in public life. It will also require that we break from a mentality of dependency and adopt a confident can-do spirit, fuelled by the love for our dear country, Ghana.”

Read his full speech below.

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