General News of Saturday, 2 December 2017
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the only way to ensuring prosperity in Ghana and the Africa continent is through value addition.
He said industrial development will be the way to transform and get a diversified modern economy.
Speaking at the 60th anniversary of Kumasi Academy on Saturday, 2 December 2017 in Kumasi, Mr Akufo-Addo said educated workforce will be the facilitators to help the nation to achieve it.
He said majority of African economies depend solely on production and exports of raw materials, adding that they are not to blame.
He said the countries that have done well even without natural resources are the countries that invested in education and skills training.
“It is not gold, cocoa, diamond, timber, or oil that is going to build our nation. It is empowered Ghanaians especially the empowered youth of today who are going to build Ghana,” he added.
He also reiterated that the free SHS policy will not collapse, but will be sustained to give quality education to every Ghanaian child.
He charged the ministry of education to endeavour to finish all uncompleted GetFund projects in various schools.