Africans, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, must help make Africa a location for investment, growth, and prosperity.
According to him, the moment has arrived for Africans and people of African origin to write their own stories.
He remarked that Africans should be characterized by what they perceive in themselves rather than what others think about them.
He made these remarks on his Facebook page after speaking at the Full Circle Africa Economic Conference on Thursday, December 28 in Accra.
“We, thus cannot allow temporary poverty and under-development to be the narrative of Africa, a continent which is so blessed with natural and human resources. We cannot allow our collective fate to be decided by exogenous shocks thousands and thousands of miles away.
“I can never get away from the oft-cited quote of that famous Jamaican Reggae artist, Peter Tosh, because it very much sums up who we are, and what our aspirations should be. He said, ‘don’t care where you come from, as long as you’re a black man, you’re an African.’ Let us all remember that the destiny of all black people, no matter where they are in the world, is bound up with Africa,” Mr Akufo-Addo wrote.