Every October 17 is commemorated as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Eradicating poverty is Sustainable Development Goal number 1. The International Day aims to promote understanding and dialogue between people living in poverty and the wider society.
With slower economic growth and high inflation, many African countries are struggling to meet the continent’s development goals due to the impact of severe and mutually reinforcing shocks.
James Adjapong has the rest of the story in this report.