Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda and a keep advocate for Africa Continental Free Trade has urged his colleague African leaders to capitalize on the coming into force of the Free Trade Agreement on the continent to end youth unemployment.
Speaking at the launching of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Niger, Mr. Kagame opined that political leaders on the continent have crucial roles to play to ensure that positive impacts from the agreement benefit people on the continent, particularly the youth.
He charged the leaders to make available, all the necessary support (both technical and financial) to boost production in youth led enterprises across the continent.
“We cannot implement this policy successfully without making sure that the positive impacts from it benefit the youth on the continent” he noted.
Mr. Kagame argued that this is African Continental Agreement and goods and services that will be transacted must come from the continent and not from elsewhere.
He also charged the youth on the continent to take advantage of the new agreement and starts to work with one another by forming partnerships across borders and expand their economic capacities.