UNGA 78th Session: Akufo-Addo extolled by Ghanaians in US

A section of Ghanaians in the United States were at the UN Headquarters in New York to show their support and acknowledgment to the President’s leadership in the midst of our challenges.

The President is in New York, USA to participate in the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Political Forum.

The forum is under the theme: “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 agenda and our sustainable development goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all”.

“Granted the current generation are not the ones that engaged in the Slave Trade, but that grant in human enterprise was state-sponsored and deliberate and its benefits are clearly interwoven with the present-day economic architecture of the nations that designed and executed it,” he told the Assembly.

“Reparations must be paid for the Slave Trade,” Ghana’s leader stressed.

While recognizing the achievements of the United Nations in the 78 years of its existence, he spotlighted the reluctance of some nations — that were major Powers at its formation — to reforming its organs, in particular the Security Council. Recalling that Ghana is currently serving as a non-permanent member of the Council, he said it has witnessed Member States “preach” democracy, fairness and justice, while practising the opposite by prioritizing parochial interests over humanity.