Former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko urged African leaders to use the COVID 19 outbreak as an opportunity to reunite the continent. He called when Ghana joined all of Africa on the occasion of African Union Day.

Boakye Agyarko said in a Facebook post that the COVID-19 pandemic must force African leaders to regard continental unity as a necessity.

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“The current crisis is causing the world to take all thoughts and force the current African leaders to consider the necessity of the continent unity, to move together and demand respect from the world,” he said.

Boakye Agyarko, Former Minister of Energy

Boakye Agyarko added: “We need to take advantage of the current urgency and move African unity away from the ‘ideas’ we are discussing with the practices in which we live.”

As of May 23, Africa had reported nearly 105,000 infections, nearly 4,000 deaths, and 42,000 recoveries.

Meanwhile, the African Union (AU) has prepared a COVID-19 response fund to raise $ 1 million to strengthen the Union’s response to the war against COVID-19 in Africa.

The fund was established by the President of the African Union Commission, Musa Faki Mahamat.

A fund called Give a Little plans to raise $ 1 million today, AU Day May 25, 2020.

“Today in Africa, May 25, all Africans, people of African descent and African friends are asked to give a small amount of funds. A target of $ 1 million has been set for today. Contributions can be made in any currency that is will automatically be converted to US dollars, which is the original currency of the IMF account. “”

“The money raised by these funds will be used to reduce the social, economic, and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 in all African countries. This is important because the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced socio-economic progress in Africa over the past 30 years is likely to be reversed because this pandemic turns out to be serious for the socio-economic well-being of the African population.

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