The opposition presidential candidate says the President should have used the occasion to admit the nation is facing serious challenges that need quick redress.
The President had said among other things that the vision of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to demonstrate to the world that Ghana can lay a foundation for a unique African identity has been realised.
President Mahama also called for the participation of every citizen in efforts to build and move the country forward.
“We must invest ourselves not only in the achievements our nation has chalked but also in the challenges because each of us is the face of Ghana,” he admonished Ghanaians, some of whom had gathered at the packed Black Star Square.
However, the President’s message to Ghanaians – according to Nana Akufo-Addo – could have been better.
“He made no mention of our domestic situation whatsoever,” Akufo-Addo said.
According to him, the President could have thrown in a statement or two about how to tackle a ballooning debt crisis, high cost of living and unemployment.