The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has called on African leaders to promote good governance in the continent.
He made this call on Monday at the 58th Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
“We have a great battle to fight and win. That is the battle to provide our people with a good quality of life,” he said.
He, however, advocated the need for the provision of free and qualitative education from cradle to secondary school.
“I have no hesitation whatsoever in asking all African countries to adopt the policy of free compulsory education from Kindergarten to Senior High School,” he added.
The Ghanaian leader believes the fight against corruption is one that must be won in order to improve the lives of the African people.
“For us to build a continent and meet the aspirations of the African people, we must characterize our budgetary arrangements to ensure that funds are available to strengthen key institutions of the state such as the legislature, judiciary, the school institution among others.”
Akufo-Addo also charged African leaders to embrace the principles and democratic accountability, rule of law, human rights, individual liberty and freedom, which he noted were the bedrock of Africa’s development and individual prosperity.