WATCH: Ghanaian boy inspires after reading manifesto

2018-07-06 07:34


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A young Ghanaian boy received global praise after he read a manifesto to his classmates and teachers in a bid to become a prefect. 

According to MyNewsGh, Abanga Jackson, 14, is a learner at Boya Primary School in the Three Northern Regions of Ghana where he read out his manifesto without looking at the pages in his hand under a tree.

Jackson has been showered with gifts such as Ghanaian and US scholarships, a laptop, books, clothes, shoes... the list goes on. He has also been invited to attend a parliamentary session. 

Atinka Media’s Head of Sports, Saddick Obama reportedly discovered the video and uploaded it onto his Facebook account, which has ever since gone viral. 

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Social media users were quick to respond in disdain at the teachers seen laughing at him in the video. 

Jackson says in his manifesto that he will tackle problems such as “tribalism and sectionalism” in school as it was “once beautiful, formidable and united”.

He ended off with a quote from a German president, “Africans are not developing not because they are black, but because they are blind,” saying that he has now opened their eyes.

Obama said that Jackson left the message to all that has helped him, “I promise I will not let you down”.

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