In a poignant message delivered on the eve of Grenada’s 50th anniversary of independence, President Nana Akufo-Addo emphasized the inherent capacity of people of African descent to govern their own affairs and urged a collective embrace of optimism.
Addressing the island nation, President Akufo-Addo called for a reevaluation of perceptions regarding African capability, asserting, “The Black man can manage his own affairs, let no one lie to you.” He urged Grenadians to dedicate themselves to the freedom and welfare of their nation and the wider Caribbean community.
During his visit to Grenada as the Guest of Honour for the independence celebrations, President Akufo-Addo engaged in significant activities aimed at strengthening ties between Ghana and Grenada. At the invitation of Prime Minister Dickon Amiss Thomas Mitchell, he delivered a keynote address to the Parliament, underscoring the importance of unity and collaboration between the two nations.
Bilateral discussions between President Akufo-Addo and Grenadian leaders, including Prime Minister Mitchell and Governor-General Dame Cécile Ellen Fleurette La Grenade, focused on enhancing cooperation across various sectors for mutual benefit.
Grenada’s independence anniversary, themed “One People, One Journey, One Future,” symbolizes the collective aspirations and shared vision of the nation. In his interactions with Grenadian authorities, President Akufo-Addo offered both caution and encouragement, urging resilience and unity in the face of challenges.
Emphasizing the importance of resilience and unity, President Akufo-Addo inspired the people of Grenada to view today’s challenges as opportunities for a brighter tomorrow. His visit underscored Ghana’s commitment to solidarity and partnership with fellow African-descended nations, embodying a shared determination to forge a prosperous future together.