Africa Has Potential to Be an Economic Powerhouse – Ambassador Musoni


The Acting Dean of African Ambassadors in Zimbabwe and also Rwanda Ambassador to Zimbabwe, James Musoni says Africa can be transformed into an economic powerhouse through working together with effective partnerships.

He said this while leading fellow African envoys accredited to Zimbabwe in an event to celebrate Africa Day, which was held on Friday May 27 in Harare.

“We can achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that the needs of our continent are fully realized,” Musoni said.

“Africa has so much potential. It has both the human and natural resources to secure a brighter future through contribution to the realization of the Africa we want as per African Union’s vision of Agenda 2063.”

He said there is a need for Africa to work towards ensuring food security in line with the theme of this year’s Africa Day.

“This year’s commemoration is unique because the theme is focused on what has remained the biggest elephant in the room on the African continent – “malnutrition and food insecurity,” Musoni said.

“The theme ‘Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent’ is befitting especially when we consider that about 346 million people in Africa are facing severe food insecurity with a big number comprising children, who, as a result, are experiencing stunted growth due to malnutrition. Stunting prevents children from developing to their full potential mentally and physically, and it is largely irreversible.”