African leaders meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have agreed to adopt President Yoweri Museveni’s paper on bottlenecks facing Africa’s development as a blue print to guide the continent move forward economically.
President Museveni presented numerous hindrances to development in Africa at the African Peer Review Mechanism meeting in Nairobi.
He specifically pointed to ideological disorientation, which he says fuels vices like tribalism and sectarianism.
President Museveni told the meeting that he had arrived at the 10 bottlenecks after watching the development scene in Africa for 50 years.
“I have picked some ideas which are responsible for our lagging behind. The problem seems not to be addressing all issues in a comprehensive way,” he said.
The motion to adopt the paper was moved by South African President Jacob Zuma and was unanimously supported.
Earlier, Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia also supported of the presentation.
The APRM was held ahead of the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development scheduled for today and tomorrow at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.
Story By Ivan Ssenabulya