President Paul Kagame, a president of Rwanda as well as a leader of UN in Global Citizen Festival in South Africa, asked countries to strive their self-reliance as a key of their development.
President Kagame explained that the more the countries look for their ways the more they get to be independent.
“Being independent requires hardworking and self-assessment with goal achieving”
He said that African countries also need to continue building the capacity to generate revenues domestically to entrench a sense of ownership of the SDGs, reduce dependence on ever scarce funding, and ensure sustainability of results.
“Our countries also need to continue building the capacity to generate revenues domestically so that we can entrench a sense of ownership of the SDGs, reduce dependence on ever scarce funding, and ensure sustainability of results,” President Kagame said, adding that “We are encouraged by the good progress in the institutional reform of the African Union, which is already enhancing self-financing, efficiency and coordination.”
“Let us take advantage of this momentum, to collaborate even more productively with our global partners, and move faster towards attaining the SDGs by 2030,” Kagame urged.
The Global Citizen Festival 2018 was celebrated by celebrating also 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born.
President Kagame added on that this African Union changes intended to strive the self-reliance of this organization as a key to a better development.
President Paul Kagame has called on African countries to keep up the momentum of self-reliance as protected in the African Union institutional reforms in a bid to move faster to achieving the Sustainable Goals (SDGs).
The Express News