President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of the current generation towards building a transformed Africa to the envy of all.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the founding fathers of most African countries fought for a better Africa which is capable of sustaining itself economically amongst other things, hence, the current crop of leaders will endeavor to make that dream a reality.
“I am confident that we can achieve this Africa, which our forefathers dreamt of, and for which some paid the ultimate sacrifice, if we work together. We can do it.”
The President made this observation while speaking at the All Africa People’s Conference in Accra where he said the promise of freedom by Africa’s forefathers was a charge to all Africans to go all out in making the continent a better place without restraint.
“The promise, implicit in the drive for liberation, was that freedom would inspire the rapid enhancement of the quality of life of the African people, and banish the spectre of mass poverty bequeathed to us by the long period of colonial exploitation.”
This year’s All Africa People’s Conference is under the theme “Africa Must Unite- a mission for our generation.”
The president while addressing the conference said this generation has an opportunity to be rededicated towards attaining the twin goals of guaranteeing the liberties and freedoms of the African peoples.
Adding, this will help in eradicating mass poverty and other social issues confronting the continent.
President Akufo-Addo called for an economic integration of the African continent to create a strong force which can survive and thrive on the world market.
The All Africa People’s Conference (AAPC) was formed some sixty years ago to represent the position that Africa should be returned to the peoples and group, and the idea was mooted in Accra April 1958 by John Kale from Uganda.
This was at the end of first Africa Heads of State Conference in Accra Ghana in March 1958.
The First All-Africa Peoples Conference was attended by delegates from independence movements in areas still under European colonial rule, as well as by delegates from the independent African countries.
Source: 3news.com| Ghana