According to him, one of the cardinal motivations for the independence struggle by the nation’s forbearers was economic independence and prosperity for citizenry, but that has not materialized after 60 years of self-rule.
He also called on Ghanaians to protect the environment, saying, It is turning out to be a constant refrain, but, on a day like this, we cannot ignore the state of our environment.
We are endangering the very survival of the beautiful and blessed land that our forebears bequeathed to us. The dense forests, that were home to varied trees, plants and fauna, have largely disappeared.
“Today, we import timber for our use, and the description of our land as a tropical forest no longer fits the reality. Our rivers and lakes are disappearing, and those that still exist are all polluted”.
“It bears repeating that we do not own the land, but hold it in trust for generations yet unborn. We have a right to exploit the bounties of the earth and extract the minerals and even redirect the path of the rivers, but we do not have the right to denude the land of the plants and fauna nor poison the rivers and lakes. He added.