Dlamini-Zuma: Prosperity of Africa remains central to Agenda 2063

The AU describes Agenda 2063 as a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a united Africa.

FILE: African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: African Union Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Outgoing African Union Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the prosperity of the continent remains central to Agenda 2063.

Dlamini-Zuma is giving the keynote address at the state of the continent media briefing in Durban today.

The AU describes Agenda 2063 as a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.

The AU commission chair says in order to achieve prosperity on the continent, there needs to be a use of the current resources which she says are the people particularly the youth.

Dlamini-Zuma says they’ve begun a skills revolution to bolster this move.

“The African continent has a growing population, a young population, so we have started what we call a skilled revolution on the continent. A skills revolution mean children must go to school.”

She says there needs to be more young people in higher education.

“They should be educated but they should be skilled in all the different levels of skills from the stem which is science technology, engineering and maths to technologies.”