Story: News Desk
Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to live up to the freedom and justice inscriptions on the country’s coat of arms and not let it be an “empty word.”
He urged for the words to serve as a powerful force guiding every citizen towards a brighter future.
In his Facebook post on the commemoration of the Republic Day on Saturday, July 1, Mr Mahama said “Freedom and Justice” is not and cannot just be a mere adornment on our Coat of Arms.”’
According to him, the freedom and justice inscribed on the coat of arms must be a moral compass and a guiding light leading every Ghanaian.
He painted a picture of a prosperous country where freedom and justice are truly seen as guiding forces for its citizens.
“Imagine a Ghana where freedom and justice are not just empty words but a powerful force guiding every citizen towards a brighter future.
A Ghana where every person, no matter their background or circumstance, is protected and provided for.
A Ghana where our institutions and courts are trusted to defend constitutional rights and deliver impartial justice.
A Ghana where speaking up against injustice is not criminalised but allowed and encouraged,” he described.
With that said, he called on Ghanaians to “renew our commitment to building this flourishing Ghana we all dream of, with the bold colours of our flag as a constant reminder of our shared values and ideals.”
“1st July is and shall remain Ghana’s Republic Day. It is our history! And it shall remain our history,” he added.