President John Dramani Mahama has admonished Ghanaians to come together and work harder to keep the Black Star Shinning because there still remains a lot more work to be done despite the numerous achievements chalked.

He said the country could achieve greater things if the citizenry see themselves as one people irrespective of their colour, ethnic background, religious orientation, and which political party they belonged to.

“Certainly there remains much more work to be done, and certainly we will have our differing political views on the best way to do that work but we must use those discussions to strengthen who we are as one nation and to find solutions to the challenges that face us”, he noted.

Addressing a parade to mark the 59th Independence Anniversary celebration of Ghana at the Black Star Square, Sunday, Mr. Mahama urged the citizenry to invest not only in the successes made by the country but also in the challenges confronting the nation.

He underscored the need for each Ghanaian to either see himself or herself as having contributed to successes or failures of the West African nation.

“The successes and failures of this nation belong to all of us because this country is for all of us. And we can each choose to play a role no matter how seemingly minor in moving our dear nation Ghana forward”.

He stressed the need for all to refrain from conversations and activities that have the tendency to discourage, divide, weaken or limit the morals of the citizenry as the nation struggles to make amends in its quest towards socio-economic advancement.