Windhoek – Namibia observed Africa Day with new hope for greater unity and economic prosperity.
For local entrepreneur Nangoro Sigweda, adherence to the day represents a new desire to improve economic opportunities.
“We have witnessed significant progress in solidarity between countries and efforts to improve the well-being of all people in Africa. We look forward to peace and development,” he said on May 25.
Ariston Mimunu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo cooked traditional and other dishes with close family and friends from other countries.
Some locals also wore and sold African-themed outfits and designs to observe the day. Based in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, Salomo, a tailor, sold traditional African clothing at a local shopping center in the city centre.
“This day also brought business opportunities, and it’s right to make the most of them,” Salomo said.
Many also used social media platforms to thank them for improving their economic outlook and adopting more mechanisms for the strong development of the continent.
To date, AU has adopted a variety of mechanisms to promote continental economic growth and promote integration and cooperation between African countries.
These include the adoption of Agenda 2063 to expedite the structural transformation of Africa for the socio-economic development of the African continent.
Netumbo Nandi Daitova, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Co-operation in Namibia, has realised their important dream that the founders are free and independent African nations occupy a legitimate position in the world’s sovereign states. I was proud of that.
She said Africa thrived on the basis of inclusive growth and sustainable development, despite some established systems and programs aimed at facilitating continental integration. There is a lot left to do to achieve our aspirations.“Development forms a people-centred Africa, harnesses the potential offered by African people, especially women and young people, and caring for the children to which the future of Africa belongs is more than all priorities. It will be prioritised,” she said. – Xinhua