President Paul Kagame has encouraged his counterparts to retain their will to work hard so as to make benefiting changes to the AU and secure the dignity of all Africans. The president made the appeal today during the 29th AU summit, now taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he presented a report on the implementation of the AU reforms.
During his speech, President Kagame thanked various heads of state for their understanding and their commitment in implementing the reforms, giving special appreciation to Moussa Faki Hammat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission since 14 March 2017, and his overhaul team for supervising the implementation of the reforms.
“I am grateful to the many Heads of State who have found the time to share their ideas both in person and in writing. I also congratulate Chairperson Moussa, and his team, for the progress that has been made”, said Presient Kagame
He strongly underscored that the foundation laid by former Heads of State shouldn’t go to waste and advised his counterparts never to lose the steam that has brought the Union thus far.
“We cannot lose the momentum that has been built or allow the sense of urgency that has been driving us forward to fade away,” said Kagame adding that; “We honor the foresight of former Heads of State whose hard work left us with a strong foundation for continental unity.”
The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union is due to end on the 4th July 2017.