Former President John Dramani Mahama has called for the complete annihilation of structures that facilitate inequality at all levels in “our individual societies.”
“We cannot speak of the ‘Common Good’ if we turn our backs to our neighbor in their time of dire need. We cannot turn our backs to oppression in any form; to genocide or ethnic cleansing. We must fight and defeat racism, bigotry and xenophobia,” said the former Ghanaian leader.
“We must,” he continued “intercede for humanity no matter the cost” noting: “The fate of the Rohingya Muslims is a scar on the conscience of the world.”
Mr. Mahama made the remarks Monday March 12, 2018 in his speech at the opening ceremony of the 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit.
Unlocking Africa’s economic potential by increasing trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the commonwealth will be at the forefront of the summit as it aims to spark new thinking on how to promote collective action, achieve shared prosperity and common good for Africans leveraging on their relationship with the commonwealth family of nations.
Through a series of discussions, the event will encourage dialogue on how to strategise and mobilise valuable African resources that are critical to shaping the continent’s emerging economies.
Expressing his delight to be part of the Summit, which has over the last five years become a part of the celebration of The Commonwealth Week, and brings together over 300 Africans and friends of Africa every year to deliberate on the challenges facing the continent and the way forward in creating a common prosperity for all people, Mr. Mahama observed that the theme for the Summit—‘Common Good—is a quite apt “considering that we are called the “Commonwealth.
Copyright © 2019 Ghanalive.TV. All Rights Reserved.