She said African leadership should start investing more into the welfare and growth of African children because they hold the growth of the African continent.
“Our children are our future, so we need to sow into them the positive attributes that will help us reap continual growth on our continent, Africa,” she said.
Gena West made the statement at the just ended TEDxAccra 2015 event themed “The Next Chapter” on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the auditorium of the National Theatre.
“Without growth, individuals and country, Africa as a whole will become stagnant; measures need to be put in place to help make Africa independent and successful,” she said.
The songstress who has performed at very high profiled events said as Africans, we need to start looking within ourselves, pulling on our own unique strengths, whilst recognizing and learning from our own mistakes.
With an impressive turnout at the TEDxAccra 2015, patrons did not only gain words of wisdom and economic empowerment from the speakers, but also enjoyed spectacular performances from the Afro Maestro, an orchestral ensemble and Prosper Attivor popularly known as Minister Paolo, a sensational Ghanaian gospel singer, songwriter and a tailor. Nino and Nana Asaase also fused in with their unique performances.
TEDxAccra is annual event, where “thinkers and doers of our community are gathered to create and share ideas”. It seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a community level, bring together innovative thinkers to connect and discuss great ideas.
Other speakers at the event were Nathaniel Adisi Anokye, Kafui dey, Farida Bedwei, Maame Yaa Boafo, Nana Ekua Brew Hammond, Robert Ebo Hinson, Selorm Adadevoh, Yaw Opoku, Sheila Aboagye,Jane Afia Awindor and Charles Buckman.
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