The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr Bernard Mornah, has implored Africa’s youth to lead the campaign and struggle for African unity.
Africa’s unity, according to Mr Mornah, will maximise its economic strength and yield to the advantage of the youth, hence the need for them to channel their energies into matters aimed at resolving Africa’s differences.
He made the call when he delivered the keynote address at the Second Meeting of the Pan African, Federalist Movement (PAFM)-West Africa, held at the Memorial Modibo Keita, Bamako, Mali, last Friday.
The movement is a pro African group existing to champion the formation of a United Africa State (UAS) within a generation.
Mr Mornah, who is the West African Coordinator of the Movement, maintains that although the concept of unifying states owes its origin to Africa, the continent has over the years failed to dissolve its “artificial” boundaries – a stumbling block to its economic, social and political development.
He lamented the absence of a vibrant African youth to relive the unity-oriented ideologies of its past leaders such as Kwame Nkrumah, Modibo Keita and Patrice Lumumba.