With the wind of coronavirus modify, a international financial fallout has and will go on to reverberate close to the earth.
Africa is, nonetheless. strategically positioned to capitalise and not drop for the duration of this time for the following motives:
1. We are at the moment in the posture to generate our own narrative with fantastic policies that assure we stem the pandemic from further more reaching and increasing on our shores so that the virus does not induce significant an infection and fallout all through Africa.
Our motivations getting that we are not geared up to take in such devastating disaster hence the limited time period decline of keeping at residence will direct to the long time period gain of re-entering planet marketplaces.
2. We can ensure that
important marketplace carries on, with people today also functioning from property and
connecting with persons overseas online as the West realigns their financial
focuses and allegiances, turning to Africa for some of that solution
3. We can map and faucet into the industries that are going to do properly even with the adjust that has appear: gold, wellness, grocery, on-line schooling, remote function apps, leisure (gaming and non-gaming) and so forth.
4. We can create alternatives with the information that in every economic downturn globally, there are winners and losers, thus we will have to select to gain and to earn large in purchase to improve our currencies determine with much more clarity who enters and doesn’t enter our territory and completely set up the type of sovereignty foreseen by Nkrumah and all those that established the African Union
5. Africa is acquainted with ache and struggling, hence, we have come to be much better in knowing how to adapt in the encounter of adversity. Thus in setting up, strategizing, capitalizing and reaping rewards that ended up not previously obtainable to us, we will convert this continent all over for the higher good of our nations
6. We can system in advance for when our African borders reopen because with the coming into force of The African Continental Free Trade Region (AfCFTA) in several African nations we will be equipped to strategically acquire benefit of this substantial cost-free trade area in thanks program
The typical targets of AFTCA are to:
- Create a single market, deepening the financial integration of the continent
- Build a liberalised marketplace by way of various rounds of negotiations
- Support the movement of funds and people, facilitating expenditure
- Motivate industrial enhancement by diversification and regional price chain enhancement, agricultural enhancement and food stuff safety
7. We can shell out time at household and come to a decision what we do and do
not want independently and as a nation, strategizing and not panicking for the
spoil is certainly accessible for people who know what they want, do the job towards that
and transform the narrative that has so considerably defined our situation in earth affairs.