Only five days are left for President Paul Kagame to present recommendations meant to see the overhauling of the African Union during the 28thAfrican Union Summit to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where it has headquarters.
The meeting will host a wide range of activities including elections of the chairperson of AU commission.
East Africa will be represented by Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan, the former foreign affairs ministers of Somalia and Amina Mohammed of Kenya.
The overhaul committee includes Rwandan Dr. Donald Kaberuka, the former President of the African Development Bank, and DrAchaLeke – a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co.; Dr. Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Strive Masiyiwa – Executive Chairman of Econet Wireless, and Tito Mboweni, former Governor of the South African Reserve Bank.
Others include a team of women : J. Mohammed – Nigeria’s Minister of Environment; Mariam MahamatNour – the Chadian Minister of Economy, Planning, and International Cooperation; Cape Verde’s Cristina Duarte – the Former Minister of Finance and Planning, and Cameroonian economist Vera Songwe, the Regional Director for West and Central Africa at the International Finance Corporation.