Educate a nation for long-term prosperity

Educate a nation for long-term prosperity

There are no shortcuts to economic growth and prosperity.

A successful and thriving nation, where all people have what they need and access to opportunities to better their own lives, does not come about by accident. It cannot be built on the back of empty promises or unrealistic pipe dreams. It also does not happen overnight.

Our economy, and the well-being of the people of Ghana, is dependent on many moving parts. Each of these factors directly affect how efficiently our country works, and how our people can create and then take advantage of opportunities to build the lives of their choosing.

A successful economy depends on the health of its people. It requires innovative industrialisation to keep the country moving into the future, and robust infrastructure to support it, including the basics such as power and sustainable energy. It requires deep and connected investment in job creation.

These are issues which we as the NDC are tackling head on, and we’ve seen great progress over the last four years. Now that the foundation is laid, the next four years will bring greater momentum and success towards achieving our goals.

Perhaps most crucially, a growing and sustainable economy that prospers into the future relies on having an educated and skilled workforce to power it.

This is why we have focused so intently on improving our education system and delivering quality education to more of our children. Not only for today, but also to ensure that those children have the knowledge and skills to grow into productive, effective members of our society who can contribute not only to the improvement of their own lives but the progress of Mother Ghana as a whole.

When you educate a nation, you build a nation’s wealth. We believe sincerely in the power of education to awaken the imagination and inspire innovation. It is upon this powerful idea that we have based our work in education over the past four years.

And yes, we have delivered. The facts show this.

Delivering the future safely into the hands of our children, through an excellent education, requires more than talk.

It takes experience, a real understanding of the challenges, innovative thinking and a solid plan for delivery.

This is what we have delivered. It is what we will continue to deliver over the next four years.

We have begun the work of making this progress a reality for Ghana, and we must continue this work in the years to come.

Our children’s future deserves nothing less.