Wade drums up support for NEPAD

Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Senegalese President and ECOWAS Chairman Abdoulaye Wade has called on Africans to embrace the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), saying it is the only hope for the continent to catch up with the rest of the world.
In a speech at the opening of the first ordinary session of the ECOWAS Community Parliament for 2002 in Abuja late Tuesday, Wade described NEPAD as "a new thing that has never happened before.
" He said the programme, evolved by African leaders to lift the continent out of economic, political and social doldrums, was a plus to what Africa already had in place, describing it as a political vision and will as expressed by leaders of the continent on a new commitment to doing things right.
Wade said the whole population of Africa supports the programme, "and so we cannot fail and we must not fail.

29 may 2002 17:01:00

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