I extend best wishes to all Africans, on the occasion of Africa Day. Covid-19 notwithstanding, and in spite of the many challenges confronting our continent, I believe strongly that Africa is capable of unleashing the considerable energies and huge potential of her peoples so that we make our own unique contribution to the growth of the world civilisation.
As I indicated to the Pan African Parliament on Monday, 24th May 2021, we have it within us to transform our economies and bring prosperity to our people. So let us join together to make it possible within our generation, and let us work together towards fulfilling, in our time, the pan-African dream of a united Africa.
I urge all of us, on this day, also to rededicate our energies, within the confines of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, titled “Africa We Want”, to the implementation of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. They represent the most ambitious plan the global community has yet devised to eradicate global poverty, and, hopefully, leave no one behind.
There is no group of people with a greater stake in the realisation of the SDGs than the African people, for reasons that are self-reliant.
Happy Africa Day