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“With the global system bankrupt, it’s time for Africa to look after itself”-Akufo Addo

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Taking aim at the global system, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called it “morally bankrupt.”

On March 29, 2023, the president stated that Africa was the biggest loser in the unbalanced global system while speaking at a UN event in New York.

He emphasized that, after historically taking care of the rest of the globe, it was now time for the continent to take care of itself.

Africa has historically taken care of the world; it is time for Africa to take care of itself. I concur with the UN Secretary-General that the international system is ethically broken.

“The situation of African economies demonstrates a weakness in international financial and trading structures designed to work against Africa and her people. In favor of
According to the UN Secretary-General, the global financial system is morally corrupt since it favors wealthy nations over less wealthy ones.

The speaker said, “We all have a responsibility to do our part to change the narrative about Africa and to assert an African personality that is respectable, revered, and accorded equitable treatment everywhere.”

The president traveled for 13 hours in the US before flying back to Accra on March 28 to attend the summit.

Towards Reducing Racism and Discrimination Against Persons of African Descent was the event’s topic, and he served as its keynote speaker.

The head of UNAIDS spoke on the role Ghana continues to play under Akufo-Addo in “strengthening consciousness of people of African origin & mobilizing against racism.”

The ceremony also featured remarks by Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, and Amina J. Mohammed, the Secretary General’s deputy.

Majankunyane Gumbi, the UN’s Special Adviser for Eliminating Racism in the Workplace, and Winnie Byanyima, the head of UNAIDS, both made speeches.

“Nana Akufo-Addo, you have our utmost gratitude. Ghana has always been a key player in raising the consciousness of people of African origin and organizing against racism. ???????? forged the path for decolonization. Your dedication to Pan-Africanism is still strong, Byanyima said.

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, he spoke at an event.

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