Ghanaian President Akufo Addo’s timely message for Africa

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  1. So true! Well put.Africa needs to start waking up.We have been downtrodden for so long.We need to find ways to fund ourselves and divorce ourselves from dependence on Dead Aid.

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    • @1.1 WHY SEND THIS VIDEO TO EDGAR LUNGU. THE UNPRECIDENTED INFRUSTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT TAKING PLACE IN ZAMBIA IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA IS TALKING ABOUT. ZAMBIA STARTED THIS MOVEMENT THE TIME PF CAME INTO POWER. BEFORE PF, WHO THOUGHT ZAMBIA WAS GOING TO HAVE NEW AIRPORTS, NEW STATEGIC BRIDGES AND ROADS? MANY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED- MEANING PF HAS ALREADY PUT THAT ENERGY ON THE RIGHT TRACK. @1.1, I WOULD RATHER YOU CONFINE YUR DISCUSSION TO WHAT HAS BEEN SAID BY THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA RATHER THAN MARKETING YOUR BITTERNESS, ANGER, JEALOUS AND HATRED.

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  2. Kuffo’s message is so true and his eloquence reminds me of Mugabe. I truly hope he is doing his part to transform Ghana to Korea, Singapore etc….and not just great at speeches.

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  3. Look… why not begin to act and instead of saying “we need Africa to be such and such” we should be confirming what we are doing on the ground and seen as a trajectory to where we want to be to sort out a problem.

    Yes Ghanaian president has wonderful words covered in beautiful flowers, but that is what we do as Africans. Make such lovely statements with very little action.

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    • @Lindiwe, its the earth which was created by word.
      World are maps. Man made. And man was made by hand.

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    • @Nostradamus oh come on! thats semantics. Ok what I meant was everything tangible is created by the intangible.First we think it,dream it,say it then we put it into action. Right now in Africa there is a generation that is not impressed with getting handouts from the West when we know our continent is rich.We have a very valuable resource -people ..lots and lots of young people.We need to create an enabling enviroment for the future generation…ours is already screwed up but we can make a better future for the next generation.

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    • @Lindiwe – There is nothing wrong with what you are saying, but listen, my point in particular was we have heard one too many lovely speeches. Can we go to work please?

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    • @NSCS ok I get it..It is true that the levels of talk are reaching ad naseaum levels..How do you suggest we as Africans take the first step to act?I think Mugabe tried to divorce himself/Zimbabwe from the West but that didn’t go down well did it? the late Gadaffi also gave the West the proverbial finger and that didn’t go down well either. Perhaps this Ghanian president has the correct mindset to be diplomatic in his efforts and not kick the gift horse in the mouth……

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  4. Lunatic Lungu with his ignorant finance minister believe that foreign loans and aid are the way to the future. They must skip their lunch today and watch this video because it contains the message which makes our development sustainable.
    They squandered the Eurobond 1 and 2, and now they are busy trapping future generations of Zambians into unsustainable debts. To insult the future Zambians further, they are busy selling our land to foreigners, further killing the future generations from earning their lives in their own country! The PF are nothing but disguised robbers and thieves running a political party.

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  5. Nice words Mr President,but when i look i see we’ve failed to run Zambia Airways,ZamRail ,South African companies dominate our retail sector,Chinese build our biggest projects and we’ve even failed to keep Lsk clean…the common thread is we’re too lazy and lacking mental fortitude to pull ourselves out of poverty.

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    • @ Imute wa Kalilo – WE CAN’T THINK AND IT IS SELF INFLICTED –

      If asked, I would say in order to understand the challenges in our capacity as a country, would call for a mini historical perspective.

      Things went sour near KK’s departure, then Chiluba and his cronies helped him make unintelligible economic decisions either by design or choice. Chiluba was helped by so many people to do what he did and they should rightfully be condemned, no single person should be looked at differently or excused as it has been going in some circles.

      That period Chiluba and everyone who helped him, cause he asked them to, created street kids and a population with much inferior education. Not every Zambian is in that realm but what is happening now is that, that generation of street kids is at…

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    • (Con’t) … play and they are wilding power with myopic views on the magnitude of their actions. Sadly seems the presidents we are having seem to be tapping on this generation of street kids to do what they are doing.

      Which explains shunning of the far educated Zambians capable of doing the jobs.

      The crux of the matter – One too many speeches no action – Opposition party has potential but comes with too much baggage from Chiluba. Basically opposition is part of the problem.

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    • Africa has it all.

      It is easy to read a speech like that but it takes more than words to rail against economic opression and exploitation of African countries by western governments.

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  6. Zambia is yet to have a leader of a similar mind-set. What a mind can conceive, it can achieve. Our trouble is that, we are deficient in our ability to conceptualize the reality of our situation. To us, borrowing from the IMF and the World Bank is the solution. And yet, even after we have borrowed, we steal and pocket away that which we borrowed, leaving our posterity the task to figure out how to pay a non-serviceable loan.

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    • Very well put. Even PF with all their great ideas of making AGRICULTURE the mainstay of the Zambian economy, can achieve this if they focus on it and work towards reaching this goal. But instead they are giving each other contracts to supply farming inputs at exorhibant prices without due regard to their goal, underpaying farmers and cancelig export licences. So the goal is never reached, it remains a talking point.

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  7. The speech of the Ghanaian president is very well placed yes it is that you think about and what you talk about is what you transform into actions .
    Africa can do that if the crop of leaders can start thinking like Akuffo , indeed only waiting for some one from some where to develop you country will never work, just like waiting to borrow from IMF has never and will never help us to develop but will keep us chronic borrowers meaning being servants of the lender .
    Africa must realise that most of Europe has developed using much of the resources from africa ,blindly we export what we should keep for our own development ; the main problem is lacking confidence in what we can do and underestimating ourselves.

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  8. These are speeches HH and UPND need to listen to and save themselves from a self-destructing path of neo-liberal policies. I hope they sincerely listen to President Addo. To President Edgar Lungu and his Patriotic Front, I hope they can also fulfill what is in their manifesto when they promised that indigenes of Zambia will be given access to mining of copper and other natural resource sectors. President Lungu needs to seriously consider enacting indigenization laws if his govt is truly honest on its indigenization obligations. President Lungu please be aware that these things are non-negotiable.

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  9. This speech could have come from Marcus Garvey or Kwame Nkrumah. Save those young Africans trying to get to Europe. Apparently, there Is nothing good about Europe Anymore. Father Christmas or simply Santa Claus died a long time ago. Thanks to China wages have gone down just to enable you to pay your monthly rent. I just wonder why poor whites from Africa are not migrating to Europe?

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  10. Great Speech.
    But LT please link to better quality video of this speech on Youtube… there are so many 1080p resolution versions of the speech, including this one: w_w_w_dotyoutubedotcom/watch?v=YmR2n6ryQvg

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