The world's second richest man, Bill Gates, has expressed as surprising how people of Africa lag behind the rest of the world according to indicators.
According to the billionaire, the reasons given for which Africa cannot compete with the rest of the world are unsatisfactory.
The founder of Microsoft Incorporation and his wife, Melinda, were speaking at this year's edition of the annual report on their philanthropic work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation mostly invests in Africa.
Speaking at the event, Bill Gates stated that 2018 left us with many surprises, both good and bad, but the one that tops the list is the fact that Africa is not growing along with the world.
In the report, the couple noted that Africa’s median age of 18 years is the lowest in the world, thereby making the continent the youngest.
This obviously means that Africa is supposedly the place with the most potent workforce in the world.
Hammering on the undermining growth, Bill charged the statistics on the high population growth in the poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
He went on to further stress that the young population could be of great value to the continent if they could get good healthcare and quality education.
Gates' concern feeds into recent data monitored by YEN.com.gh on the World Poverty instant statistics portal. The website is a programme that puts a figure to how many people in the world are struggling to make ends meet.
At the time of this publication, 12% of Ghana's population are living below the poverty line. That is about 3.6 million people.
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