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Moving Towards a Ghana Beyond Aid - BORGEN
In November 2017, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo surprised an audience at a routine joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. In response to a question about whether France would increase aid to Ghana, President Akufo-Addo declared that Ghana would no longer tie itself to foreign aid. This pledge was nothing new for the president though. In March 2017, just over two months after taking office, President Akufo-Addo spoke at the 5th Africa CEOs Forum, President Akufo-Addo said, “We want to build a Ghana beyond aid; a Ghana which looks to the use of its own resources.”