Let’s free ourselves from colonial economic stranglehold – President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo is rallying the entire nation to work to free ourselves from the shackles of colonial economic arrangements that continue to bind us as a people.

On the occasion of Founders’ Day, the President says “We must make concerted efforts to break away from the neo-colonial structure of the raw material producing and exporting economy, which has, largely, been our lot”, and this we must as a mark of reverence to our forebears.

 

Said the President in the brief message to wish Ghanaians ‘Happy Founders Day’;

“Today, we pay homage to successive generations of Ghanaians who played significant roles towards the liberation of our country from colonialism and imperialism.

“We must, as a mark of reverence to our forebears, work to free ourselves from the economic arrangements designed by the former colonial power to serve its particular purpose at the time, which continue to bind us. We must make concerted efforts to break away from the neo-colonial structure of the raw material producing and exporting economy, which has, largely, been our lot.

“Let us all put our shoulders to the wheel, and drive our nation to its destination, a united, developed, prosperous, free, democratic and independent Ghanaian nation.”