By Frank Amponsah
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said investments in the country’s educational system is a key priority for his government and that a third of the nation’s budget has been dedicated to educating the young people of Ghana.
According to him, government is determined to ensure that Ghana’s young people acquire skills that will put them at par with their peers anywhere in the world.
President Akufo-Addo was addressing the Global Peace Inter-Generational Dialogue at the Kempinski Hotel, under the theme: “Working Together for a Better World.”
The Global Peace Inter-Dialogue (IGD) is a global effort engineered by African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) to garner a global discussion amongst Young Future Leaders, city mayors, captains of industry and their country leaders to deliberate on their aspirations for what a better world should look like.
In his address, he reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring that skilful and globally competitive Ghanaian youth are groomed through the country’s educational system.
Mrs. Graça Machel, Chair of Global Peace and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), in her opening address thanked Ghana and President Akufo Addo, for hosting the first of several inter-generational dialogues expected to take place across the African continent.
She charged the young people participating in the dialogue to organize their lives as that is the only way they are going make impact in the world.
Mrs. Graça Machel said throughout 2019, Global Peace will coordinate the convening of a series of Inter-Generational Dialogues that will be held in a minimum of a 100 cities across the world.