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‘Domesticate agenda 2063’

DOREEN NAWA, Johannesburg, South Africa
AFRICAN countries have been urged to domesticate the Agenda 2063 to drive its own transformation plan, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency has noted.
The Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It builds on, and seeks to accelerate the implementation of past and existing continental initiatives for growth and sustainable development.
NEPAD Agency chief executive officer Ibrahim Assane Mayaki said Africa has the capability to drive its own transformation agenda if its societies can unite and work on its common goal.
“We need to domesticate it. And also talk about it. This is why we have the media network launch today,” Dr Mayaki said during the launch of a media network dubbed: The Africa we want.
At the same event, NEPAD director of programme for implementation and coordination Estherine Fotabong said the launch of the media network is an attempt to ensuring that the continent’s population both rural and urban gets to know about the Agenda 2063.
“We want the media to interpret this framework and it’s aspirations because we are all aware that Africa’s transform lives in their natural resources which are managed by its people,” Mrs Fotabong said.
Meanwhile, speaking earlier, head of NEPAD regional integration, infrastructure and trade division Symerre Grey-Johnson said Africa has the capacity to transform its own infrastructure agenda using its huge pension funds.

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