Dated: 25th May, 2019
RE: GPAN/ALD/US AFRICA-0056/2019:PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT
Today Global Pan Africanism Network (GPAN) Marks 56th African Liberation Day with great optimism that the much sought Unity of Africa will be achieved.
’’We face neither East nor West: we face forward; freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility/’ Kwame Nkrumah
As a Pan African Institution we renew the calls for reunification of all people of African descent and remain steadfast in working towards the realization of United States of Africa Vision.
We recently launched Africa Development Goals to be the guidelines for the Africa We Want.
Attaining these goals will require active involvement of young people, public and private partnerships in ensuring that we translate the paperwork into action.
On this day we declare our firm resolve to pursue this noble mission of African Unity founded by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and other revolutionary leaders of the time.
Organization of African Unity (OAU) was created with a vision for Establishment of a unified one African nation and African Union took over this mantle after dissolution of OAU.
There is a lot of paperwork that has been done by African Union for decades but the rate of implementation is very slow and unpredictable.
Though so much seems to have been done the truth is AU has failed to tackle Africa’s greatest problem which is removal of colonial boundaries established in Berlin Conference in 1884-1885.
Colonial boundaries are the greatest hindrance towards African unity and establishment of United States of Africa. Passing resolutions on free trade and African Passport is easy but due to independent colonial structures established implementation has become a huge nightmare since not all African countries want to integrate. The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched by African Union but its IATA that controls our Skies. Just recently Chief Presidential Adviser was attending a conference in Morocco but he was shocked that the plane didn’t fly to Morocco directly from South Africa. Why is it that one has to fly to Doha or Paris then reconnect to Morocco?
This imperialism must come to an end and we as African people must regain control of our Airspace.
We as African nation are capable of creating the technology needed to ensure that this vision of Single African Air Transport market is fully implemented as soon as possible.
We have projects lined up to be implemented globally to economically, socially, culturally, politically, technologically and educationally empower Africans at home or abroad. Africa for Africans at home or abroad, forward towards an Independent United Prosperous Africa!
Long Live United States of Africa I
Global Pan Africanism Network (GPAN)
Below is the signed copy of the press release and some picture from the event in Kenya.