Buhari Calls For Peace In Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari has told African leaders that without peace there will be no development on the continent.
He said this Wednesday in Egypt in a key note address at the ongoing Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa.
He said, “As Africans it is important to focus on the issues of conflict prevention and resolution. Conflict have devastating effect on our societies and they militate against our progress. In this regard, the need to silence the guns cannot be overemphasized.”
Buhari also maintained that massive investment in transportation infrastructure was necessary for development of the African economy, as he added it will facilitate African Free Trade Agreement recently signed.
According to him, “Africa should embark on the provision of transport connectivity by enhancing the development of roads, rail and air links, which will ease free trade movement of persons, goods and services within the continent.”
Buhari also reiterated his opinion on war against corruption and inclusive growth as the both could negate growth on the continent.
“The menace of corruption undermines our efforts to achieve sustainable development and realise the goal of the AU Agenda 2063. It is also important to attach great priority to the promotion of good and inclusive governance as we equally strive to empower our women and youth.” He said.