Nkrumah Institute Tells African Union To Support Madagascar On Coronavirus Cure:
Video conference meeting held among 10 African leaders discusses the need of the COVID Organics Medicine, which has been developed by Madagascar to cure COVID-19 patients in Africa.
The presidents present in the meeting includes; Cyril Ramaphosa (African Union Chairperson and South Africa), Abdul Fatah El Sisi (Egypt), Felix Tshisekedi (DRC), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Mahamadou Issoufou (Niger), Idris Derby (Chad), Boubacar Keita (Mali), Andry Rajoelina (Madagascar).
The Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute has asked African Union to encourage and support Madagascar to market its newly found cure for COVID-19.
“We urge the African Union through its Commission on Continental Free Trade Area to seize the golden opportunity and encourage all African countries to coordinate with the Madagascan Government to assess and order large quantities of the product to treat the disease in their respective countries,” a statement by Dr Benjamin Anyagre, Executive Director of the KNII, said.
KNII executive director said such a move was expected to increase Madagascan revenue from exports, improve the research capabilities of the medicine industry, and promote the chances of Madagascar becoming a source of African traditional medicine with products that could rival similar ones elsewhere.
“Most importantly however, this initiative will set the ball rolling on Continental Free Trade, which could see other African products benefiting from it.
“This would improve the lives of Africans and make them understand and believe more deeply in the power of efforts made out of Unity,” the statement added.
It also urged African governments, civil society, companies and capable individuals to join the crusade to make Madagascar the first beneficiary of a potential African economic renaissance.
The institute posited that the Madagascan innovation on Covid-19 is an opportunity for Africans to show how much they believed in themselves.
“Let us not miss it as a contribution to Agenda 2063. A united Africa is our goal,” the statement added.