Inspiring African youth to “dream with ambition, lead with conviction”, Kamala Harris
US Vice President, Kamala Harris has encouraged young Africans to strive to contribute their quota to the development of the continent.
Madam Harris is optimistic that this will work towards keeping to the mission to realise the vast potential in Africa and its role in shaping the world’s future.
She made this comment when she addressed hundreds of people who throng the Black Star Square in Accra to hear her public lecture.
Madam Harris is currently embarking on a one-week tour which will see her visit Ghana and two other African countries – Tanzania and Zambia.
“So all of this to say you and in particular the young leaders here, you have a role to play and together we have a role to play. So then, let us dream with ambition and lead with conviction,” she said.
This forms part of her three-day visit to Ghana. Speaking to the teeming youth on Tuesday, Kamala Haris expressed excitement about the possibility of positive change awaiting the world if industrious African youth put their shoulders to the wheel.
“I am optimistic about the future of the world because of you, the woman who will shatter every glass ceiling, the entrepreneur who will identify the next digital breakthrough, the activist to fight for the dignity of every human being, student and scientist, athletes and artists, farmers and fishers and the young innovators who will solve problems that we haven’t yet identified with solutions. We can’t even yet imagine,” she added.
After the speech, the US Vice President is expected to tour the Cape Coast Castle where she may deliver another remark.
Kamala Harris touched down at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
In the company of her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and other top US officials, the Vice President said she seeks to reinforce the United States’ ties with Ghana and the continent.