Oct 14, 2011, 2:21 PM
ActionAid's Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Madame Dede, has said that the aspiration for a united
Her comments come on the heels of a heated debate over the much-talked about Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between
"African Union is only a dream, if we remain disintegrated in our daily operations of business. After 50 years of independence in
"We Africans do not need a visa to travel within our continent. What we failed to do is what the Europeans did, and this is what gave birth to the EU," she said.
This EU, she added, is defending all the interest of EU countries while Africans remain disintegrated among themselves.
According to Ms Dede, the calls for "No to EPAs in their current form" should be supported by all member states of ECOWAS and
Speaking earlier, the Director of NAYAFS, Alhagie Kebbeh, who also doubles as the coordinator of the alliance, called on parliamentarians to be supportive and to lead the campaign of “No to the EPAs in their current form.
Mr. Kebbeh added that it should be the collective responsibility of all to ensure that