“During my lifetime, I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Last week, on 29th June, 2018, our nation suffered an unexpected, grievous loss – the sudden departure of the immediate past Vice President of the Republic, His Excellency Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur, Vice President for four and a half years, under His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama.

It gives me great pleasure to join you this morning at this impressive campus of Ashesi University for an important milestone in the lives of our young people – hearty congratulations, Class of 2018!

I am very delighted to welcome you back to Jubilee House, the seat of the Presidency of our nation. We first gathered here on 19th October, 2017, after I had received several petitions from individual citizens and diverse groups, seeking the creation of several new regions, a process which had obtained the support of the Council of State, expressed to me in its epoch-marking letter of 15th August, 2017.

I salute you with the greetings of peace in Islam, Asalam Alaikum! We thank the Almighty Allah for seeing us through one month of fasting, prayer and devotion to his cause. We give gratitude and praise to Him for the life of our nation, and for the lives of all Ghanaians.

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Ghana, is a west African country, bound on the north by Burkina Faso, on the east by Togo, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean,and on the west by Côte d'Ivoire.

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