AU chief lists conditions for emergence of `new Africa’
Written by on May 25, 2022
Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki on Wednesday listed the preconditions for the emergence of a new Africa”.
In a message to commemorate the 2022 Africa Day, Faki said a new Africa would emerge once there was a focused pooling of the continent’s energies and the abundant resources found across the continent.
According to him, the challenges hindering the effective implementation of decisions, treaties, conventions, and strategies need to be identified and tackled in order to create the necessary atmosphere for the emergence of a new Africa.
This year’s Africa Day has the theme: “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health, and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social, and Economic Capital Development”.
Faki said, in response to the food and nutrition crisis in the continent, the AU has taken a number of initiatives, including the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Adding that AU commission had also worked assiduously to address concerns about health, education, infrastructure, energy, science, and research, as far as its resources allowed.
Africa Day is observed annually on May 25 to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963.