Chief Executive Officer of the African Diaspora Development institute(ADDI), Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao has called for strong collaboration between government and Africans in diaspora to help build a better Africa.
She said; "what the diaspora is looking at is building a strong private sector, because that is what Africa needs, saying, "we will work with the government, but ours is to create a private sector, and this is what Ghana needs, this is what Africa needs and that is why we're here".
Her Excellency Chihombori-Quao made this remark at the launch of the Wakanda One City of Return Expo held in Cape Coast.
She commended the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce for their support as well as Ministry of Trade for their strong contribution in making the expo a reality.
"What I am encouraging the diaspora is that, we can no longer go and invest in Africa individually or in small groups, but we must collaborate and create massive movements, where we can pull up the billions of dollars that we already have. So, we don't need any funding from anybody as Africans in diaspora, we have what it takes", she noted.
President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Clement Osei Amoako, on his part, stated the chamber is looking to collaborate with the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) to create jobs for the youth as well as develop the country.
He indicated the diaspora intentions towards the country is good, "all they seek is an acceptance and a welcome from Ghanaians, as their brothers and sisters, coming back home to their motherland".
Anti-corruption activist, Professor P. L. O Lumumba noted African leaders have failed to be proactive in undertaking mitigation steps to reduce sufferings of the masses.
Prof Lumumba indicated it was critical on the part of leaders to protect the citizenry and posterity with proactive policies to build a resilient economy.
"Africans have philosophised, moralised and intellectualised for too long and the time is now for our leaders to act to change the trajectory."
He stressed "building the Africa we want is an intergenerational duty which requires of us to set precedence for our unborn generations to follow suit".
Source: Sally Ngissah/PeaceFM News
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