Must Watch: Africa has resources to finance its citizens’ education – Akufo-Addo
February 06, 2018| Arlaadi Online
Ghana President Nana Addo’s Speech Global Partnership for Education Conference on 2nd February, 2018, He led the Ghanaian delegation to the 3rd International Conference on the “Replenishment of the Funds of the Global Partnership for Education”, held in Dakar, Senegal.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has said Africa has the resources and capacity to finance access to quality education of its citizens, and also promote the interests of the continent.
He said, “we cannot depend on other people to finance the education on our continent. I am saying that not to turn my back or to be ungrateful to all these important or noble people who have committed themselves to help, no.
“But, if we make our policy dependent on other people when their policy changes, we will suffer. But, if we make the policy for ourselves, then it means that, at all times, we will be in control of our own destiny.”
The challenge, therefore, confronting Africa, the President opined, is “how we can organise ourselves to make sure that the wealth, the huge wealth of this great continent, at least, in the first time in modern history, is used on behalf of the peoples of the continent, and not those outside.”