HARARE, Zimbabwe’s National Assembly has hailed the introduction of the African
Passport, which it describes a a welcome initiative which will ease the movement of people and goods across the continent.
The National Assembly was informed Tuesday that the African Union (AU) in 2015 launched the passport, a flagship
project of Africa’s Agenda 2063 initiative, with the view to facilitating the free movement of persons, goods and services around the continent in order to foster intra-Africa trade, integration and socio-economic development.
Chad President Idriss Deby in his then capacity as AU chairman was the first recipient of the passport, which will later on be issued to every citizen on the continent.
Debating a report on the introduction of the document in the National Assebly, Kuwadzana East Member of Parliament Nelson Chamisa said such an initiative was one way of promoting unity among Africans. This is a very important initiative because it speaks of African answers to African initiatives, he said.
We need to make sure that we move to a borderless Africa but to move to a borderless Africa we cannot do so without rolling back the frontiers of colonialism.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK