The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has honoured an invitation from the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies as part of his visit to the 74th Session Of UN General Assembly where he delivered a speech on the theme “The Future is Africa: Translating Vision into Action”.
The President, in his speech noted that “We must change the narrative, make Africa attractive for our youth, enabling them to see the continent as a place of opportunities, and generate wealth and prosperity for our people. All of us, citizens, leaders, have our work cut out.
Whilst there, the President, as co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will participate in a series of SDGs events.
President Akufo-Addo will also participate in, and deliver remarks at an event to be hosted by the US Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), celebrating the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), and participate in a series of UN related side meetings.
He will also be addressing the UN General Assembly on 25th September, 2019, and, thereafter, engage in another round of UN Meetings.
On Saturday, 28th September, 2019, the President will travel to Toronto to honour the invitation to participate in the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian branch of the New Patriotic Party.
He was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP; Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta; Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; Minister for Planning, Hon. Prof. Gyan Baffuor; and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Tuesday, 1st October, 2019, and, in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60 (8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.