The ranking member on the foreign affairs committee of Ghana’s parliament has applauded the Presidents of Rwanda, DRC and Malawi for pulling “pulling out of the World Economic Forum on Africa which is being hosted in South Africa.”
According to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa the three Presidents “deserve our high respect for their action in protest of the xenophobic attacks being perpetrated on other African nationals in South Africa.
The North Tongu MP believes the organizers of the forum should have called off the forum in protest of the attacks which have left the world fuming.
“Actually, it is surprising and disappointing that organizers went ahead with the event despite the spate of despicable xenophobia.”
“Zambia must also be commended for cancelling a scheduled friendly football match with Bafana Bafana,” he stated.
The South African government has been accused of displaying indifference towards the attacks which has so far resulted in loss of lives, injuries and destruction of property belonging to African nationals and some expatriates of asian descent.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in a Facebook post emphasized the need for pressure to be brought to bear on the South African government to act against the attacks which have become an annual affair.
He called on the AU to go as far as reconsidering the assumption of AU Chair by South Africa from 2020.
“While saluting President Kagame and his courageous colleagues, it is my fervent prayer that more diplomatic pressure will be ramped up, particularly, for the relocation of the AU’s Pan-African Parliament to another African country and a second look at South Africa assuming the Chair of the AU from 2020 which shall both send a very clear message from a betrayed continent determined to appropriately honour the memory of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela by ending cruel mindless violence against fellow Africans,” he stated.
Story: Sena Nombo/Radiogoldlive.com