Kufuor lauds Kadhafi's West Africa tour

Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Current African Union Chair, President John Kufuor of Ghana has lauded Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi's West African tour, which covered Mali, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana, where he is participating in the ninth AU ordinary session that opened Sunday in Accra.
Speaking Saturday during a government reception held in Accra in honour of the Libyan leader, President Kufuor emphasised the impact of his role in Africa and his commitment to the continent.
The Libyan leader met with the representatives of the civil society and youth organisations in the countries he visited and explained to them the need to establish a continental government and create the United States of Africa.
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Kadhafi expressed happiness to be in Ghana and to meet President Kufuor.
The Libyan leader said that anytime he crossed Ghana by road, he meets Ghanaian people, farmers and field workers, adding that many among them remember his previous trips.
He stressed the symbol that Ghana represents for Africa, and praised the role played by its first president Kwame Nkrumah, an apostle of African unity.
Kadhafi once again warned against the abortion of President Nkrumah's vision for African unity by presidents with an atrophied vision, by traitors and colonisation agents.
Leader Kadhafi stressed the need to catch up with what has been lost and draw from lessons learned learnt in the past 40 years.
He reaffirmed that Africa's destiny is currently at the crossroads and the challenges prevent from wasting more time.
The Libyan leader said he was happy to see a concrete expression of Nkrumah's call and the achievement of African unity by a single government, single African identity, single African army, and single African currency.
"It is only at that moment that Africa will be able to become like the United States of America, Europe or China," Kadhafi added.
At the end of the ceremony, President Kufuor and leader Kadhafi visited the palace dating back to the 18th century and transformed into the presidential palace after Ghana's independence under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah.

01 july 2007 20:16:00




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