General News of Monday, 25 December 2017
The President Nana Akufo-Addo is promising brighter days ahead for all Ghanaians as Ghana joins the world to celebrate Christmas.
Even though he is aware of the challenges that have plagued Ghanaians over the past eleven months under his tenure, the president says he will devote his energy towards creating a free and prosperous nation for all.
“I am aware of the many challenges that confronted Ghanaians this year. We should not see the economic difficulties of today as the blueprint of our tomorrow. There are brighter days ahead. We should continue to stay united and focus on the things that can help us construct the road to our brighter future,” the president said in his Christmas message to all Ghanaians.
“I assure you I am going to devote all my energy towards creating a free and prosperous society of opportunities where every Ghanaian child no matter the circumstances of their birth has a fair chance to strive for a happy and dignified life.
“And where we can unleash the enterprise and creativity of our people so that we can build a progressive and prosperous Ghana whose citizens live in harmony and security,” he added.
For an occasion that evokes joy and merrymaking, with gifts sharing to friends and family, the president said Christians must be mindful of the true meaning of Christmas and let the life of Christ on earth, especially his greatest command-love- be felt by all.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all soul and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself,” the president quoted Mark 12:30-31.
“I, therefore, encourage all to remain committed to the cardinal principles of Christianity- Love charity and reconciliation,” he said.
The president charged Ghanaians to be safe and responsible for the season of Christmas.