Google search engine

President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the war in Ukraine has negatively affected the economies of African countries leading to high inflation.

According to him, the war in Ukraine has an impacted Africa, as it has affected African economies, living standards, and high inflation.

To this effect, the President has expressed Ghana’s interest in participating in efforts to find a solution to end the war.

He made the comments Sunday, June 16, 2024, at the end of the Ukraine Peace Summit, held in Switzerland.

“We are against this idea of colonialism, of domination in the world, but in this context we look at Russian aggression in Ukraine. The consequences of this aggression go far beyond the conflict. Africa became an accidental victim of this conflict, supply chains were disrupted,” the President had stated.

He continued that “this has had a terrible impact on our economies, on living standards, on high inflation. Food prices have skyrocketed and these are some of the consequences of the invasion and so we have an interest in participating in efforts to find a solution to this conflict.”

A solution to the conflict, according to the President, “must be based on a comprehensive and just lasting peace based on the principles of international law and the UN Charter.”

He added that it is necessary to find ways to engage Russia and China in the process of ending the war.

Meanwhile, President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, speaking at the second plenary session of the Global Peace Summit, said that the participants made the right choice, the choice of two security and one humanitarian item, to start moving towards restoring full security and a just peace.

He said the dialogue has taken place and it is clear that it can have very practical consequences.

Akufo-Addo insists Russia-Ukraine war, COVID-19 are cause of Ghana’s problems