AU Elects Kagame To Drive Africa 2063 Agenda.

The African Union (AU) has unanimously elected President Paul Kagame as the new chairperson of one its new agencies that will drive the continent towards vision 2063.

Kagame was yesterday, elected chairperson of African Union Development Agency- New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC).

The AUDA-NEPAD is an integral component of the AU which brings both institutions together to work effectively, and Kagame said it’s everyone’s duty to make it happen.

The election that was held at the 37th HSGOC session also came with the Launch of Africa Innovation Outlook III and launch of Agenda 2063 report which was presented by the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara.

This was alongside the ongoing High-Level Forum at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where several African heads of state will draw security plans and negotiate implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

President Kagame will start his two year term as chairperson of HSGOC from 2020-2022, a job that he is familiar with as a former chairman of the AU.

“The African Union Development Agency-NEPAD looks forward to his great leadership and guidance,” NEPAD said in a statement.

In his acceptance remarks Kagame said the transformation of the NEPAD Planning & Coordinating Agency into AUDA-NEPAD is affirmation that NEPAD is the right vehicle to drive transformation on the continent.

“I can only pledge to do my best, in concert with all of you, to uphold this organ’s founding principles,” President Kagame said.

The Africa Agenda 2063 has seven aspirations and overall continent aspirations stand at 33%.

The seven aspirations include: A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development; politically integrated continent on ideals of Pan-Africanism and Africa renaissance; governance, democracy, respect of human rights and rule of the law; peaceful secure; strong cultural identity, reliance on an African potential; drive Africa as a strong and influential global partner.

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  1. AK

    You have elected a dictatorship person

    • Joe

      He is a servant of the people of Rwanda and he has delivered , compared to numerous other presidents you call democrats. You will never eat democracy my friend. What is democracy with an empty stomach?

  2. Angoni

    Your friends are busy developing their country you the only thing that you are seeing is dictatorship. Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Am sure one of the reasons why AU chose President Kagame is the way he has transformed Rwanda. Lets learn to give kudos where it is due After all even the opposition you support has never gone for a convention from the time they elected as a UPND President. What do you call them? Are they not dictators in making or you have chosen to play a blind eye because he is your tribesman or it is the political party of your choice. Bravo to Kagame do the best you can dear.

    • Hammer

      Building the capital using stolen ressources from DRC. Can Rwanda say where that money is coming from and who is the owner of those buildings mistakenly taken as development? What is the current status of the general population?

  3. Capt Rix

    Chinese money at play…. want a good road, railroad, bridge, dam, school, hospital, high-rise bldg etc. Just talk to Beijing, ask for pay-slow and be indebted for generations to come.

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