Africa Must Act Decisively To Eradicate Poverty, Promote Inclusiveness And Equality – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on corporate individuals and organisations to become part of Africa’s change makers for prosperity on the continent.

According to him, there is currently a limited opportunity for Africa to act decisively in eradicating poverty, fostering inclusiveness, championing equality and safeguarding the health of our planet.

Speaking at the 2022 Global Citizen Festival held in Accra on September 24, 2022, President Akufo-Addo advocated for needed reforms and measures aimed at addressing Africa’s pressing needs.

“We have a limited opportunity to act decisively to leave millions out of poverty for both inclusiveness and equality to safeguard the health of our planet,” President Akufo Addo said.

“I invite other corporates and individuals to be part of this historical journey towards the creation of African prosperity for the Africa we want,” he added.

He further called for investments aimed at improving Ghana and Africa’s climate change efforts in order to ensure citizens can live in a safe and clean environment.

President Akufo-Addo however announced the launch of a $1 billion fund called the African Prosperity Fund in collaboration with the Southern African government.

“It will fund strategic and transformational projects on the continent in the areas of infrastructural development, financial access and participation of women and youth, education healthcare, technology ad sustainability so that we leave no one behind in Africa,” he explained.

In his conclusion, the president commended the organisers of the Global Citizen Festival for choosing Ghana for this year’s event and urged for more collaboration in the future.