Africa must manage her own affairs – Economic Fighters League

The Economic Fighters League has condemned President Akufo- Addo’s open call to the US to deepen its partnership with his government administration.

This follows the US-Africa leadership organised by President Joe Biden.

The Civic movement said Ghanaians and Africans at large have been inundated with soundbites from the US-Africa Summit, “a shameful gathering of neo-colonial puppets to serve the interests of their imperial American master.”

“We must condemn and reject in no uncertain terms the presence of foreign army bases and military personnel on our continent, not only from a clear ideological stance against neocolonialism, but also with the historical evidence of how the imposed presence of foreign forces such as AFRICOM and NATO has negatively impacted Africa in recent history. We will not soon forget how NATO unlawfully invaded sovereign Libya, murdered President Ghadaffi and plunged Libya into the political and economic instability that the people of Libya are still suffering under today.”

“We condemn again the irresponsible request from Akufo-Addo, speaking while in post as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ghana, a sovereign state. This same man recently ended his second term as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and should therefore know that ECOWAS is the entity in West Africa responsible for economic stability and enforcement of peace and security within the region.” The association said.

According to them, President Akufo-Addo’s statement at the summit proved his failure to “curb the soaring unemployment and economic challenges caused by mis-governance at the hands of his and previous administrations, as well as those in our sister countries. This crisis is arguably our greatest national and regional security threat.”

“As such we can only assume that the true reason for Akufo-Addo’s statements is to court ‘aid’ in dealing with an ongoing economic crisis for which he and his peers in the rotten NPP-NDC political duopoly are responsible. This is further evidenced by recent inflammatory statements made by Akufo-Addo and his foreign ministry as is seen in the ‘reporting’ of Burkina Faso, a sovereign state, to the American Secretary of State.”

Read a copy of the full statement below

 

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