For the first time ever, Global Citizen is bringing its annual festival to Ghana.
This is in honor of Global Citizen Festival’s 10th anniversary, in view of this, the event will take place on September 24 in Accra’s Black Star Square.
Performing for the first time in Ghana is RnB legend Usher Raymond, singer/songwriter SZA, H.E.R and Nigeriaâ€™s Tems.
Accraâ€™s event is the sister event to Global Citizenâ€™s annual New York City festival.
Reacting to the news, President Nana Afuko-Addo noted that â€œGhana is honoured to host this yearâ€™s edition of the Global Citizen Festival. I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you to Accra, capital of the country at the centre of the world.â€
â€œTogether, let us join hands and help accelerate progress towards the realisation of the SDGs,â€ he continued, referring to the UNâ€™s Sustainable Development Goals (a.k.a Global Goals) to end extreme poverty and its systemic causes.
â€œWe owe it to the next generation to live in a world free from poverty, disease, and the degradation of the environment.â€
What Is Global Citizen?Â
Global Citizen is an advocacy organisation that is dedicated to ending extreme poverty NOW. Weâ€™ve grown and are continuing to grow the worldâ€™s largest movement of action-takers and impact-makers who are calling for urgent change to protect and uplift the worldâ€™s most vulnerable.
They take action by posting, tweeting, messaging, voting, signing, and calling to inspire those who can make things happen â€” government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens â€” together improving lives.