Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo reacted to the ongoing migrant crisis, in particular the exodus of young Africans to Europe. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Akufo-Addo said African nations have a “responsibility” to help create opportunities for their citizens at home.
“We have a responsibility to our young people… to create the conditions that will make sure that they see opportunity in their own countries of birth and origin.”
“I don’t think anybody will cross the Sahara and go to these rickety boats in the Mediterranean because they want to. They feel a certain compulsion to do so because at home, the opportunities that they’re looking for are not there,” he added.