‘Unemployment remains greatest source of insecurity in Africa’ – Prez Akufo-Addo


The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has called on African leaders to ensure that they work to solve the growing unemployment on the continent as according to him, that remains a serious problem facing the continent.

Addressing a gathering at Rutgers University in New Jersey in the United States of America (USA) on the theme, “from Poverty to Prosperity; The Africa We Want”, the President noted that unemployment is the greatest source of insecurity.

He said unemployment forces the youth of Africa to risk their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to seek greener pastures abroad.

“It is obvious that the young people are now impatient about the rate of development. The message therefore is that we have to find new ways of doing things to achieve the economic transformation we want”, the President charged African leaders.

President Akufo-Addo thus identified training of human resources as one of the areas to concentrate on “in the journey of pulling ourselves out of poverty into prosperity.”

The President also called on Africans in the Diaspora to contribute their quota to help reduce unemployment on the continent of Africa.

President Akufo-Addo is in USA to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

He was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. Alan Kyerematen, Minister for Planning, Prof. Gyan Baffour and Officials from the Presidency and Foreign Affairs Ministry.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and in his absence, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 6 Clause 8 of the 1992 Constitution.

Source: Ghana | Angel News


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