According to reports, Ghanaians, particularly the young, are leaving the country at an alarming rate, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he disapproves of this.
He made this statement at the Jubilee House in Accra during the visit of Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer to Ghana. This was Nehammer’s first foreign trip since the two nations’ official relations were established.
In his speech, Akufo-Addo noted that “Africans are taking distressing risks across the Sahara and around the Mediterranean in an effort to reach a better life in Europe, while we work to create for the youth in Africa the right environment that will enable them to improve their skills, receive appropriate training, boost economic possibilities and access to digital technology.”
He also demonstrated the resolve of the Austrian Chancellor and his delegation to advocate for the need for the respect for the human rights of illegal immigrants and the protection of those rights in accordance with international law, both in Austria and throughout the European Union.