President Nana Akufo-Addo has wished Ghanaians well ahead of the Easter festivities.
According to the President, the mobilisation of the collective energy and prayers of Ghanaians will be enough to spur the country on to greater achievements in the future.
In his Christmas message to Ghanaians, President reiterated his belief in his Government’s mantra of a Ghana beyond aid.
He reaffirmed his belief in the potential of the country to be self-reliant and capable of generating prosperity for all
“With mobilization of our collective energy and prayers, I am confident we will move this nation to where she has to be; a Ghana beyond aid, a modern self-reliant nation capable of generating prosperity for the mass of her people and govern according to the rule of law and respect for human rights and the principles of democratic.”
The President is his message also quoted parts of the Bible which read; “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:14.
Mahama preaches road safety ahead of Easter weekend
Former President John Mahama has also been touring some major bus terminals in Accra this week to advocate for safe driving ahead of the Easter festivities.
Many Ghanaians are expected to commute by the road ahead of the extended weekend which begins with Easter Friday.
A significant amount of the traffic will be heading towards Kwahu, via the Accra Kumasi Road, which, though not among the most dangerous roads in Ghana, has seen a fair amount of fatal road crashes.
The number of persons killed in road crashes rose from 2,076 in 2017 to 2,341 in 2018 and Mr. Mahama has said: “all of us must become ambassadors and advocates so that we are able to reduce the rate of accidents.”
He was speaking at the Tudu bus terminal in Accra where he urged Ghanaians to ensure that we had “an accident-free easter.”
“Easter is coming and a lot of people are going to travel. Some will be my relatives. Some will be your relatives. If we don’t advocate and help our drivers and all those who are involved in terms of transporting us safely to one destination or the other… then we will be reneging on our responsibilities.”