African Union Agenda
African Union Agenda

Botswana’s International Affairs and Cooperation Minister Unity Dow on Wednesday urged African countries to commit towards addressing African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 implementation challenges.

In her opening remarks at the occasion of the ministerial follow-up committee meeting on the implementation of Agenda 2063 in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital city, Dow said there is still more work to be done to realize the full implementation of the goals.

Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the African continent. The Agenda 2063 builds on and seeks to accelerate the implementation of past and existing continental initiatives for growth and sustainable development.

The agenda is made up of 14 flagship projects which African countries should implement collectively. Since its adoption, Dow said only three of the fourteen flagship projects have been implemented.

According to Dow, flagship projects which have been implemented are the African Continental Free Trade Area, the Single African Air Transport Market and the protocol on the free movements of persons, goods and services adopted by heads of states and government.

“It is therefore critical that we individually and collectively commit to work hard to address our implementation challenges which undermine our development agenda,” she said.

The ministerial follow-up committee on the implementation of the Agenda 2063 meeting enables African countries to come up with innovative and practical ways of ensuring effective implementation of their continental aspirations. Enditem

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