Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Africa to expunge the mindset of impossibility and embrace a mindset of possibility, for the African continent to get to the levels of developed countries.
Speaking to participants of Harvard University’s Africa Development Conference in the United States over the weekend, Dr. Bawumia highlighted the continuous reliance on ineffective systems in Africa as the bane of the continent’s economic growth and development, adding that the status quo remains because the continent has, for many years, not broken the “shackles of impossibility mindsets”.
“The truth is that while African countries are politically free, we still have a mindset that is shackled by the experience of 500 years of slavery and colonialism. For the longest time, we have not believed in ourselves. The dominant mindset is one of impossibility,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“Our generation needs to break the shackles of the impossibility mindset and embrace the mindset of possibility! It is time for us to figure out the best ways to be masters of our destiny, chart our own path and develop on our own terms. It is possible!”, he added.
The Harvard Africa Development Conference brings together high-level participants to discuss issues relating to the development of the African continent.
Vice President Bawumia delivered the keynote address as the Guest of Honour.