Second Lady Samira Bawumia has delivered an impressive lecture to some students of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Speaking as a guest lecturer, the Second Lady noted that it was time the young generation took up the mantle of leadership as Africa needed a new crop of leaders who would focus on addressing the needs of their people in order to achieve the transformation agenda.
“To the young generation of Africans, it is your time to shine. Africa needs a new crop of leaders who will ensure that public interest is the underlying principle in government decision making.”
"Agenda 2063 and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will not happen by themselves. We need dynamic and effective leadership to make it happen," Samira stated.
The wife of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia cited Ghana as an example of leaders ensuring that public interest is the underlying principle in government decision making.
“For the new leaders, the way to transforming the Ghanaian society would be through better leadership. Theirs is a vision of greater access and better education for all children, greater access to health, water and sanitation, inclusive growth, sound management of the economy and a better environment for the private sector to thrive and to create jobs,” Samira added.
The lecture which was part of a series of activities held by the US-Ghana Chambers of Commerce was on the theme “Driving economic change in Africa in the 21st Century: Ghana at the forefront”.
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