NGO denounces obstacles to United States of Africa

Paris- France (PANA) -- The obstacles which prevent immediate implementation of the project for the United States of Africa are institutional, according to Dr Reine Djuidje Kouam, chairperson of the young NEPAD members in Cameroon (YENEPADCAM).
"The first obstacles are institutional: the project has not been formally submitted to the heads of state so far.
It has not been submitted to the summit for examination," she said.
In an interview with PANA in Paris on Monday, Kouam observed that with a minimum of operational bodies in three years of existence, the idea of the United States of Africa would take time to become a reality.
However, she thinks there are many issues at stake during the Libya-held AU summit which will certainly be an occasion to make an objective assessment of the progress towards unity in Africa.
"The heads of state and government had enough time and they defined the gradual stages to achieve such federation.
The individual pledge of many of them, the multidimensional involvement, the political will to successfully implement the Pan-African projects are so many progress indicators that should not be hampered by a few problems," he stressed.
YENEPADCAM is a Cameroonian NGO, which aims to promote NEPAD among young people and the African civil society.

05 july 2005 08:09:00




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