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Translate Your Vision Into Prosperity - Akufo-Addo to Africans

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphasized the need for African leaders and citizens   to translate the vision they have for the continent into prosperity.

He added that It is time to make the project of continental unification and integration real, and construct the progressive and developed Africa, which has been the perennial dream of Pan-Africanists through the ages.

Speaking at a public lecture at Princeton University in New Jersey, United States of America, Nana Akufo-Addo said Africa was endowed with tremendous natural resources that could form the base for processing industries and allied downstream manufacturing industries.

“There can be no argument that, properly harnessed, and efficiently and honestly managed, there are abundant resources on the continent to finance Africa’s development.”

The President said with Africa possessing over half of the world’s uncultivated arable land, sustained investment in Africa’s agriculture and the application of technology, especially digital technology, could yield enormous benefits for the African and global economies in the provision of food stuffs, and diversified, agro-based economic activities.

“Food security for the African peoples would be assured, and the billions currently spent on the importation of food would be freed to spend on other sectors like the serious deficit in infrastructure,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Source: Kofi Atakora

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