Akufo-Addo Urges African Leaders To Change “African Narrative” At US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Akufo-Addo Urges African Leaders To Change “African Narrative” At US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

  • Nana Akufo-Addo has urged African leaders to deliver sterling leadership that can end the characteristic hunger, poverty and disease on the continent
  • Speaking at an event held as part of the US-Africa Leaders' Summit, Nana Akufo-Addo said the destiny of all black people is bound up with Africa
  • He said African leaders must help make Africa the place for investment, progress and prosperity

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged his colleague leaders on the African continent to deliver excellent leadership that can change the African narrative.

Speaking at the Closing Plenary of the African and Diasporan Young Leaders Forum held as part of the US-Africa Leaders' Summit, Akufo-Addo urged leaders to end the disease, hunger, poverty and illegal mass migration that has characterised the African story.

"Let us all remember that the destiny of all black people, no matter where they are in the world, is bound up with Africa. We should never forget that famous admonition of the celebrated Jamaican reggae star, Peter Tosh, when he said: 'Don't care where you come from. As long as you're a black man, you're an African,'" he appealed on December 13, 2022.

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He said African leaders must help make Africa the place for investment, progress and prosperity, and not from where the youth flee in the hope of accessing the mirage of a better life in Europe, Asia or the Americas.

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"That is what 'Beyond the Return' seeks to do, so we can derive maximum dividends from our relations with the diaspora in mutually beneficial co-operation, and as partners for shared growth and development," he added.

Akufo-Addo Accused of Behaving Like A Rich Sultanate In The Gulf: “Cathedral Is Example Of Spending Spree”

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that president Nana Akufo-Addo has been cited for what critics say is unsound disbursement of scarce state funds under his administration.

Bright Simons of the influential think tank Imani Centre for Policy and Education has told Bloomberg that Ghana under the current president has been living above its means.

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“[The cathedral project ] is the perfect example of the spending spree: Ghana behaving like a fabulously rich sultanate in the Gulf rather than a developing country just attaining frontier market status,” Simons told Bloomberg.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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