The black man can manage his own affairs, let no one lie to you – Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo has delivered a poignant message to the people of Grenada on the occasion of their 50th independence anniversary, urging them to redefine their understanding of national responsibility.
In his address, he emphasized the importance of optimism and called for the elimination of any lingering doubts regarding the capability of individuals of African descent to govern their own affairs.
“I urge you to devote yourselves to the freedom and welfare of Grenada and the peoples of the Caribbean,” the President stated, in a solidarity message to the Caribbean nation.
During his visit to Grenada as the Guest of Honour for the independence anniversary celebration, President Nana Akufo-Addo engaged in several significant activities aimed at strengthening the ties between Ghana and Grenada. At the invitation of Prime Minister Dickon Amiss Thomas Mitchell, he delivered an address to the Parliament, highlighting the importance of unity and collaboration between the two nations.
In addition to addressing the Parliament, President Akufo-Addo held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Mitchell and Governor-General Dame Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade. These discussions focused on enhancing cooperation and fostering mutually beneficial partnerships across various sectors.
Grenada’s independence anniversary is being commemorated under the theme “One People, One Journey, One Future,” reflecting the nation’s collective aspirations and shared vision for the future.
During his address and interactions with Grenadian officials, President Akufo-Addo offered words of caution and encouragement. He urged the people of Grenada not to allow their spirits to be dampened by past failures or present challenges. Instead, he emphasized the importance of resilience, perseverance, and unity in overcoming obstacles and achieving shared goals.
“Embrace today’s challenges as opportunities for a brighter tomorrow,” he inspired the people.
Since assuming office in 2017, Ghana’s President has been a steadfast proponent of fostering a vibrant partnership between Africa and the Caribbean.
Central to his advocacy is the recognition of the deep-rooted cultural ties and shared historical experiences that bind the nations together. He firmly believes that leveraging these connections holds the key to unlocking prosperity and development for both regions.