Post Covid-19: Let’s improve welfare of citizens- Otumfuo to African Leaders
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has charged African Leaders to take urgent steps to improve the welfare of their citizens, drawing the attention of the book runners of the continent that the post Covid-19 era will not allow room for economic dependency on the world superpowers.
Speaking at Millennium Excellence Awards, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo said “The post Covid-19 era has no room for dependency. African leaders should aspire to improve the welfare of their citizens”.
UK, USA, France, Russia and China are Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council, exercising Veto Power, referred to as foremost world economies and world superpowers but were not spared by infectious Covid-19 pandemic.
With Covid-19 spreading fast and know no bounds with devastating impacts to lives and national economy, Otumfuo is sending a strong signal to African leaders to be battle-ready for the challenges ahead including poverty, disease and ignorance which have long been identified as enemies of the Blackman at the eve of independence.
Ghana: Stop acts that threaten peace- Otumfuo
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged Ghanaians to protect Ghana’s peaceful atmosphere and abstain from behavioural patterns that erupt chaotic scenes in the country.
In recent times, Ghana has witnessed chaotic scenes including day-light armed robbery, police, military brutalities of unarmed civilians, journalists and gruesome murder of citizens.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at press conference on Sunday 18 July 2021revealed that intelligence gathered by security agencies confirms that a Ghanaian has already been recruited into a terrorist organization and wants citizens to be on high alert and report suspected cars of terrorism to security agencies.
Speaking at Millennium Excellence Awards at the weekend, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said “the current politically-polarised atmosphere is a worrying sign capable of developing into unrest at the slightest provocation”.
In view of emerging trends of potential security threats in the West African sub region, Otumfuo urged “Ghanaians to abstain from behavioural patterns that trigger threats to prevail peace in Ghana”.
Otumfuo noted that “I pray with all hearts that, hurts no one, a man or woman, young or old, rich or poor. We have every reason to be thankful for the peace in our land “.
Source : africaneditors.com