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Full text of Obama speech to Parliament

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 13, 2009

Good morning. It is an honor for me to be in Accra, and to speak to the representatives of the people of Ghana. I am deeply grateful for the welcome that I’ve received, as are Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama. Ghana’s history is rich, the ties between our two countries are strong, and I am proud that this is my first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as President of the United States. I am speaking to you at the end of a long trip. I began in Russia, for a Summit between two great powers. I traveled to Italy, for a meeting of the world’s leading economies. And I have come here, to Ghana, for a simple reason: the 21st century will be shaped by what happens not just in Rome or Moscow or Washington, but by what happens in Accra as well.

6 Responses to “Full text of Obama speech to Parliament”

  1. Truly the President has said it all since no one can do it for us. He has reiterated the adage that rather than for others to give us fish we should learn to fish to be forever independent and self-supporting. Thank you so much Mr. President. You are a blessing to the world.

  2. A very good speech that explains simply that “Africa’s future is up to Africans”. The problem is, are there enough Africans mature enough to understand this and forge ahead to a build Africa?

  3. Wellington said

    Obama said it all

  4. Ben Commey said

    Mr Obama could not have been any clearer. This is a wake up call for all Africans not only Ghanaians. This is surely the time when we witness the triumph of justice yet once more.

  5. Yaw said

    Very good speech

  6. Netta said


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