Monday, January 10, 2011

New year, new challenges exciting opportunities.

African Nations can solve their challenges!

Kenya has finally enacted the critical laws to foresee the implementation of the constitution. The Commission on Implementation Commission, Revenue Commission and Judicial Service Commission are now in place. I congratulate all those who have seen Kenya through this first stage. I know that the road ahead will not be smooth but we can make it, we must make it.

Ivorycoast has post-election challenges, South Sudan is undertaking a referendum for either separation or unity with the government in the North. In DRC Congo President Joseph Kabila wants parliament to remove the requirement for a run-off in case neither party gathers the required 50 percentage, reason being, to avoid the Ivorycoast scenario.

I am of the conviction that as Africans we can manage our challenges. We do not need developed partners and the United Nations to lecture us. We know what we need and we should go for it. Although our developed partners may not treat us as equal partners, African countries must treat themselves as equal partners.

Let us work together for a better African continent.