President Mahama says Africa does not need the sympathy of the West to achieve its goals. What is required is a fair share of opportunities for the continent to realize its potential without interference.
Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, President Mahama said democracy is not a one size fit all, stressing that, African countries must be allowed to develop at their own pace and learn from their mistakes.
On illegal migration, President Mahama expressed concern that despite interventions put in place to address the situation, Africans continue to die in the attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
He said the security instability coupled with wars in almost every part of the world creates fear and uncertainty among the people.
President Mahama said no part of the world is now safe and the eminent threats need urgent global attention.
He added that Ghana stands in solidarity with all nations that have experienced terrorists’ attacks in recent years.
President Mahama also spoke on the need for the UN to check the influx of frozen foods into Africa including Ghana which is killing the country’s poultry industry.
Despite minimal funds, President Mahama said Ghana for instance, achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on basic education by enrolling almost 94% of basic school pupils.
He added that, Ghana is putting strategic measures in place towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).