Prof Lumumba: Africa won’t realise its full potential until it solves unemployment

Pan-Africanist and law Professor, Professor P.L.O Lumumba is of the conviction that the African continent will not realise its full potential if it fails to resolve among other issues, unemployment.

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Pan-Africanist and law Professor, Professor P.L.O Lumumba is of the conviction that the African continent will not realise its full potential if it fails to resolve among other issues, unemployment.

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Pan-Africanist Professor P.L.O Lumumba

“If you go into any hotel in Accra Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania half of the things that we are consuming are not from us and that means jobs and employment and I can’t agree more that until we solve the problem of unemployment we are not going to realise our full potential. African leaders must make the deliberate decision to begin to move in the right direction,” he said at the PAV Ansah Memorial Lecture held in Accra.

“Unemployment is one of the most annoying and nagging things in Africa. We are about 1 billion now and over half of that, 70 percent of that population is in the working age and our countries are not producing any jobs. In Kenya, Tanzania etc… The Chinese are building railways, the Chinese are building our gas pipes in Tanzania. The Chinese are present everywhere because they are creating jobs for their young men and women,” Prof Lumumba added.

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Professor P.L.O Lumumba

 

He urged Africans to take up the challenge and impact on the continent positively in their own small way saying, “Each one of us has a duty and opportunity to change Africa.”

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