Call for Africans to move away from Africa designed by colonial masters

African communities have been urged to take control of their own destinies and start making a greater contribution to the development of Africa.

This view was expressed at a breakfast briefing in Johannesburg today which debated issues around the 7th Africities Summit, due to take place in Johannesburg from 29 November 2015 to 03 December 2015. The panel consisted of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Cllr Parks Tau, Chairman of SALGA, Cllr Thabo Manyoni and Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi.

During the discussion Mayor Tau pointed out that Johannesburg has already begun linking critical city programmes to Agenda 2063 which spurs all of Africa’s people to play an active role to ensure a positive socio- economic transformation of the continent.