Education to Improve Trade and Good Governance in Africa

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said qualitative and universal education, increased intra-African trade and support for creativity and innovation as vital factors that would produce good governance in Africa.

While speaking on the theme:  “The Future of Good Governance in Africa” at a symposium to mark 25 years of the Ghana’s parliament, Bukola noted that African leaders could best deliver on good governance if they first ensured that the people were sufficiently educated to make the right choices.

According to him, British foreign investment in Africa totalled $54.1 billion in 2014 and China had an estimated 2,650 projects ongoing on the continent in 2015, while Africa’s share of the global trade stands at 3 per cent and inter-Africa trade is 11 per cent.

He explained that Africans’ talent for innovation and enterprise makes them the continent’s most valuable resources and that it is the duty of its leaders to give the people opportunities to translate these into going concerns.

Dr. Bukola however noted this will create wealth and enable Africans to compete globally.