Ghana’s main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has described 2015 as a “very difficult year for Ghanaians”.
However, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer is optimistic Ghana will “rise up” again “where every Ghanaian child, no matter the circumstances of their birth, has a fair chance to strive for a happy and dignified life.”
In a Christmas message to Ghanaians, the former attorney general said: “My wife, Rebecca, daughters, grandchildren and I extend our warmest wishes to all Ghanaians and friends of Ghana for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
“Undoubtedly, 2015 has been a very difficult year for Ghanaians, amidst the numerous problems which face us. However, the story of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, must give us hope of a brighter tomorrow.”
He added: “I continue to be a passionate believer in Ghana’s potential, and I remain confident that, despite our present economic difficulties, we have it within us to rise up and revive the fortunes of our country.
“We must work 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 of our people so that we can build a progressive, prosperous Ghana whose citizens live in harmony and security.
“As Christmas fills our hearts with gratitude, let us not forget our responsibility towards one another. Let us all celebrate the season safely and responsibly, and remember to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.”