Aug 26, 2008, 7:05 AM
Thomas T. Fuad the President of the Campaign for United States of Africa (CUSA) has expressed optimism that Africa will one day be united.
However, he said that for this to be achieved, African leaders and people, particularly youths, must show greater commitment to the cause.
Mr. Fuad was speaking to this reporter at The Point offices yesterday in an exclusive interview.
According to him, the Campaign for United States of Africa is a registered organisation in The Gambia promoting the ideals of unity among Africans. "We also aim at promoting the principle of human rights in Africa," he said.
He recalled that in October last year his organisation launched a conference calling on African leaders to make the United State of Africa a dream come true.
Fuad also spoke of the need for more public awareness on the need to integrate the continent, both economically and politically.
He used the interview to commend the Libyan leader Brother Maummar Gaddaffi and President Yahya Jammeh for their passion for African unity.
However, he lamented what he referred to as the high level of corruption, nepotism and tribalism in the African continent which, he said, needs to stop.
Still on the issue of African Unity, Mr. Fuad stressed that the continent needs immediate integration since the gradual process can take time, and that they want action rather than words to achieve this.
"When united, the sky would be the limit for Africa since we have the potentials," he added.
Fuad advised Africans to always take their time in choosing their leaders, since some leaders, the moment they find themselves in office betray the hopes and aspirations of their people.
The local NGO boss called on his members to attend meetings regularly at their head office in Kanifing Estate.