Akufo-Addo charges African leaders to put resources together to address infrastructural concerns on the continent

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged African leaders to put their synergies and resources together to articulate a new way of addressing infrastructural concerns on the continent.

Speaking at an infrastructure solution summit organised by the Africa finance corporation in Abuja, Nigeria, the President again encouraged leadership on the continent, demand an equal playing field on the global finance market to enable Africa adequately enhance efficient infrastructural development.

He called on his colleague African leaders to join forces to fight-off the “risk premium tag” that has been placed on African countries by investors and global capital markets when it comes to access to capital.

On Africa’s access to global capital, president Akufo-Addo bemoaned the disparity on the financial market especially against the continent and called for concerted efforts to address it.

He noted that its time for the continent to address and ward-off the perception that African countries are riskier for investors compared to their peers in other parts of the world. 

The infrastructural summit, one of the biggest networking events provided a unique platform to address and overcome some of Africa’s historical challenges.

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is a multilateral financial institution, created by African sovereign states to provide pragmatic solutions to Africa’s infrastructure deficit and challenging operating environment.

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