Hon.Mbowe advocates for a common African Language to Boost Trade


Alhagie Mbowe, National Assembly member for upper Saloum and the head of The Gambian delegation to the pan-African Parliament in South Africa, has recommended the introduction of a common African language in the continent’s education curriculum.

Hon. Mbowe believes this will foster rapid economic GrowthGrowth across the continent.

“We can start something now as an African language, Swahili, Arabic, you name them,” he informed his fellow pan-African parliamentarians in South Africa.

Latest official figures reveal that Africa is home to approximately one-third of the world’s languages. Their populations evidence the diversity of Africa’s languages.

The New data further indicates that at least 75 languages are in the continent, with more than one million speakers.

The upper Saloum Member of Parliament holds the firm conviction that education authorities of the continent can start by introducing one or two languages in the education curriculum syllabus in our school as a form of theory for the next forty years.

“I can tell you where ever we stand and speak, someone will respond to you within the continent,” the confident MP said.

He called on his co pan African Nams to consider the need to introduce a common continental language as members of the pan African Parliament by engaging their various executives and education ministries.

Answering how the People’s Republic of China uplifted the lives of over seven hundred million people from poverty, Hon. Mbowe says studies have shown that there are four aspects to China’s economic GrowthGrowth, key among which includes GrowthGrowth in agricultural productivity.

The upper Saloum nam says Africa has the land, water, and technology to emulate the exact mechanism to register rapid economics through the continental Trade.

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) was set up to ensure the full participation of African peoples in the economic development and integration of the continent.

The PAP is intended as a platform for people from all African states to be involved in discussions and decision-making on the continent’s problems and challenges. The Parliament sits in Midrand, South Africa.

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