Former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, has stated that Africa must leapfrog to attain development that will be at par with the rest of the world.
He emphasized the need for African governments to adopt technology and help the youth master the technology to drive rapid development on the African continent to achieve Africa’s Agenda 2063.
According to him, the adoption of technology and its mastery can transform Africa within two decades.
“If the various (African) countries will rise up to the rapid development, technological advancement, and help the youth to master them, I tell you, Africa will change dramatically within two decades or three decades. So, 2063, perhaps, has been fixed cautiously, but with the right technologies, we may get there earlier than that,” he said.
The former president further highlighted that the mastery of technology with the right leadership will get Africa to catch up with the rest of the world.
If Africa is going to crawl, the world is not going to wait for us. The rest of the world is moving very fast. We must leapfrog to join them. To leapfrog means our mastery of technology and the right leadership to get us there.
Africa’s Agenda 2063
The Agenda 2063 is Africa’s strategic framework that aims at delivering on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development, a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress, and collective prosperity pursued under Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.
Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want was adopted during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the formation of the African Union in May 2013.
The declaration marked the re-dedication of Africa towards the attainment of the Pan-African Vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic force in the international arena which is aimed at being achieved within 50 years from May 2013.
Story by: Sammy Danso Eghan |univers.ug.edu.gh