President John Mahama has held up Ghana as a nation that continues to inspire other sub-Saharan Africans to strive for better democratic practices.
He was speaking at Ghana’s 59th Independence Day which was celebrated under the theme “Investing in the Youth for Ghana’s Transformation”.
Addressing the Nation at the event, President Mahama noted the role Ghana’s independence played in inspiring other nations nations to also seek independence saying, “As the first Sub-Saharan nation to be independent, Ghana inspired other nations to seek independence.”
President Mahama also cited the peace and security Ghana currently enjoys as inspiration to other African countries to aspire to democracy in equal measure.
“Today the peace and security Ghana enjoys inspires other countries like Guinea Bissau to aspire to the same.” Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was guest of honor at the celebration, reiterated his nations commitment to furthering the pan-African principles held by Ghana’s founder, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.