Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo Expresses Displeasure Over Youth Migration Rate

According to a report by, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed his discontent with the increasing rate at which Ghanaians, especially the youth, are leaving the country. The President made this known during the visit of the Austrian Chancellor, Karl Nehammer, to Ghana. The visit marks the first since bilateral ties commenced between the two countries, and it took place at the Jubilee House in Accra.

In his speech, President Akufo-Addo expressed his concern about the dangerous risks that Africans take in their quest for a better life in Europe, as they cross the Sahara and Mediterranean. He emphasized the need for Africa to provide a conducive environment for the youth to acquire relevant skills, receive training, access digital technology, and have economic opportunities.

The President also revealed that the Austrian Chancellor and his delegation have committed to advocating for the humane treatment of illegal migrants, as well as the protection of their human rights in line with international law, both in Austria and across Europe

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