Doubts AU Government Proposal
Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Leader of the opposition Union of Democratic Forces in Guinea (UFDG), Mamadou Bah has expressed grave pessimism about the viability of the African Union government project.
Bah told PANA in an interview on Friday in Conakry that he previously attended several meetings convened since 1958 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah while he was president of Ghana, and he (Bah) rather called for strengthened sovereignty for individual nations.
[Nkrumah first proposed in 1963 for Africa to unite and later defended the proposal with his book: “Why Africa Must Unite”.]
“Establishing a government of the United States of Africa is a chimera even an illusion as we have even no nation. I even don’t believe in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)”, observed Bah, who is presently Guinea’s oldest political leader.
He spoke just a few hours after Prime Minister Lansana Kouyate informed political leaders about a public debate on the Union government project due to be organised in the country.
Bah hailed the initiative, saying, “organising a public debate on the issue is a very good thing because the leaders can’t decide without consulting the people”.
Conakry - 28/07/2007