Africa: The Mozambican press advocates the integration of Africa… for economic liberation

Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi said Africa’s integration and economic liberation remain high on the agenda of leaders in various forums.

He said that the struggle for the liberation of Africa, of which Ghana was one of its leaders, was not only for political liberation.

Addressing Parliament in Accra yesterday, President Nyusi, who is on a four-day official visit to Ghana, said the political liberation of the continent would mean nothing if he continued to tie his development apron to the outside help.

He said that the call of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, that Africa must unite (in his book “Africa Unite”), was based on the wisdom and vision that political independence would be nothing if the people remained independent thanks to foreign aid.

President Nyusi declared: “Thus, the economic liberation, the regional integration of Africa remains a central subject and is among the priorities of our cooperations at the bilateral and regional levels such as the Southern African Development Community, the Economic Community of West African States, the African Community, and at the continental level to the African Union (AU)”.

President Nyusi’s assurances came on the day the continent was observing AU Day; a day set aside by the Union, to commemorate the formation of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, now AU.

The organization was meant to advocate for the liberation of Africa, which was largely under colonial rule, and ultimately unite the continent.

It is as part of this commitment that President Nyusi said he signed various cooperation agreements with Ghana on the first day of his visit.

The agreement, President Nyusi said, has a strong component of cooperation in different sectors of the economy such as agriculture, industry, trade, tourism, mineral resources, science and technology.

Ghana, he said, has valuable experience in putting in place appropriate legal frameworks to regulate its extractive industry, experience which he said the South African country would like to build on.

“We would like to benefit from Ghana’s good experience in establishing an enabling legal framework that will enable us to sustainably manage resources like gold, oil and gas, and how to maximize local content to empower our private sector. “said President Nyusisaid.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin congratulated Speaker Nyusi, saying “For Africa to develop, this is the way to go. We must look within ourselves, recognize and appreciate our values, work together and market those values ​​for good”. the people of the world.”

Chief Minority Whip Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka said President Nyus’ visit should rekindle the need for African countries to put in place mechanisms to trade more with each other.

“As Africans, we must learn to trade more internally because that is the only way for our independence to have meaning. As long as we continue to rely only on political independence and not being able to liberate us economically, the challenges we face today continue to face us,” said AlhajiMuntaka, also an MP for Asawase.

Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu called for the exchange of valuable lessons between Ghana and Mozambique in the production of cotton, poultry, cashew nuts and sugar cane, areas where Mozambique was doing well.

“In industry, Mozambique produces food beverages, fertilizers, soap, textiles, cement, glass and tobacco. Our textile industry today has disappeared. Mozambique is closer to China and in In terms of industrial dumping, their domestic production might be more at risk than Ghana, but they have developed internal mechanisms to prevent this. How did they do this? How did they manage to protect their local industries? There are there are useful lessons to be learned,” he noted.

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