Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo who urged African countries to stop “begging” from the West in order to earn global respect and change poor perceptions about the continent at the ongoing US-Africa summit in washington, USA, has come under fire from former Nigerian Senator, Shehu Sani.
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“If we stop being beggars and spend African money inside the continent, Africa will not need to ask for respect from anyone, we will get the respect we deserve. If we make it prosperous as it should be, respect will follow,” Mr Akufo-Addo said at the opening of the summit.
Ironically, Nana Akufo-Addo’s remarks came on the day that the International Monetary Fund agreed to give Ghana a $3bn loan as the country´s current financial crisis and economic downturn bites deeper.