President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on Africans to stop begging for support from the western world.
Giving his speech at the opening of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC, President Akufo-Addo stated that Africa would not be asking for respect from the Western World if it stopped begging for money for infrastructural developments.
He added that Africa is not accorded the needed respect due to its regular for begging for funds from the West.
“if we stop being beggars and spend African money inside the continent, Africa will not need to ask for respect from anyone, we will get the respect we deserve. If we make it prosperous as it should be, respect will follow,” the Presdient said.
President Akufo Addo called on African leaders to join forces to build the African continent together, adding that neither Ghana, Kenya, nor Nigeria is seen as a continent on its own by the West.
“Africans are more resilient outside the continent than inside. We must bear in mind that to the outside world, there’s nothing like Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya; we are simply Africans. Our destiny as people depends on each other,” he added.
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | univers.ug.edu.gh