Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Africans should work together in the spirit of founding fathers on 48th African Day – Kalonzo Musyoka

Nairobi, May 25, 2011 VPPS

African Children, AU is still facing challenges in todays 48th aAfrican Day celebrations
Africa founding fathers and distinguished leaders are the heroes of the 48th African Day celebrating the formation of the African Union, AU on May 25th 1963, says Kalonzo Musyoka Kenyan Vice President

Mr. Kalonzo was giving a key note speech today at the Security Council Meeting of United Nation in Gigiri, Nairobi attended by the dean of The African Diplomatic Corps, George Kayonga, ambassadors, commissioners and other guests.

“Today, we pay tribute to our founding fathers who laid the foundation for Africa’s unity, integration, co-operation and removal of colonial vestiges such as apartheid” Mr. Kalonzo said.

He thanked the efforts of the continent’s founding fathers like Haille Selassie 1, Kwame Nkrumah, Abdel Nasser amongst others for forming Organization of African Unity which was proceeded by AU in 2002.

The AU, Kalonzo said, is credited in its positive effort to bring peace in war torn areas, governance and greater accountability.

“While these achievements are significant, Africans are still persisting with other challenges like poverty, unemployment and high child mortality” the leader observed saying these might hinder the attaining of MDGs.

Kalonzo also called on Africans and partners to re-double efforts to exploit available opportunities to realize goals that would improve the continent.

“I urge fellow Africans and friends of the continent to work together for lasting peace, economic integration and social development for better Africa and a better world” He said.

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