President Akufo-Addo has said widespread poverty is the biggest threat to the 4th Republican Constitution.
The President on Sunday led a thanksgiving service at the Black Star Square in Accra to mark the Silver Jubilee of the 4th Republic.
The impressive ceremony was graced by all living former Presidents and leadership of the various political parties and attended by Ghanaians from all walks of life.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Akufo Addo said all the necessary measures are being taken to address the widespread poverty in the country.
“The biggest challenge we face continues to be eradicating widespread poverty. We still have challenges in the performance of our public services. We face threats, traditional and contemporary to our nation’s security and social stability in the form of chieftaincy conflicts, land disputes, ethnic conflict, vigilantism, cyber security issues, youth unemployment, economic hardship and corruption in our public lives. But the fundamental commitment to resolving these challenges within the framework of due process must be unshaken.
“Primarily, we have begun to take a deep look at the structure of our economy, and transform it, from a raw material producing and exporting one to a value-added, industrialized economy, with a modernised agriculture, to serve better our needs.
The era of Ghana’s industrialisation has dawned, so that we can trade in the global marketplace, not on the basis of raw materials, but on the basis of things we make, inspired by our sense of enterprise, creativity and innovation.
It is the most effective way we can generate jobs and wealth for the masses of our people, and join the ranks of the developed, prosperous nations of the world.”