AU on transformation path: Nandi-Ndaitwah

23 Nov 2018 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – The African Union (AU) has embarked on the process of institutional and financial reforms in line with AU Agenda 2063, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has said.
AU Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said the reforms reflect the collective determination of African leaders to make the continent stronger and give it the future it deserves.
The minister noted this when she delivered her year-end address to her ministry’s staff members here on Friday.
She said AU Heads of State and Government also agreed that the process of selection of commissioners will be more transparent and will be led by a team of eminent African personalities; a decision taken at the recently concluded AU Extraordinary Assembly session held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said a new ‘Scale of Assessment’ is being formulated to ensure that the African Union is financed in a predictable, sustainable, equitable and accountable manner with the full ownership by its Member States.
The AU Peace Fund has also been operationalised to finance activities, such as mediation and preventive diplomacy, institutional capacity and peace support operations, the minister said.