Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for Africa’s economic transformation.
In a write-up to commemorate the African Union Day, he said, “COVID-19 has exposed the structural weaknesses of our economic paradigm as exporters of primary goods and importers of finished products.”
“But with innovative leadership and a belief in especially our enterprising and dynamic young people, we can, and we should turn the wheels of the African economy back on track,” Mahama said on his social media.
The continental union adopted the Agenda 2063 development framework during the celebration of its 50th anniversary at the headquarters in Addis Ababa in 2011. Mahama said the time was ripe for Africans to rededicate themselves toward realizing the objectives of that framework of transforming the continent into a significant global partner. Enditem