Niamey, 26 November 2022 (TDI): Gervais Ndirakobuca, the Prime Minister of Burundi delivered the last speech on the closing session of the Africa Industrialization Summit held in Niamey, Niger.

Gervais Ndirakobuca in his speech mentioned key critical issues regarding the continent on industrial development looking at how Africa’s industrialization sector has grown and the needed efforts to add to its success was another issue.

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He talked about the way forward to be able to promote industrial development among African countries that are faced with a lot of challenges. The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused economic challenges among member African countries.

The need to ensure that, these economic challenges are tackled by all African countries was another major issue bothering African leaders.

Theme of the Summit

The summit was convened under the theme “Industrializing Africa: Renewed commitment towards an inclusive and sustainable industrialization and Economic Diversity.” Leaders and stakeholders across Africa were all present at the Summit.

As part of the Africa Industrialization Week’s annual commemorative activities, the summit was featured to deliberate about the need to look into the industrialization sector of Africa.

Also, the summit was able to unlock the evolution of vibrant Pan-Africa enterprise and capital base that will promote inclusive development for everybody. The creation of jobs and livelihoods in African countries was a major concern for the participant.

Overcoming the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact of the novel coronavirus on a lot of economies needs bold actions to drive transformative change in key economic pillars such as the industrial sector.

The summit tackled this issue and gave more insight into how African leaders and stakeholders can adjust to the challenges for better development.