University researchers pledge support for African governments

market1Some university researchers have expressed satisfaction at the quality and relevance of the Economic Report on Africa 2013, and said they were quite ready to support governments across Africa to implement the recommendations of the report.

The report urges African countries to engage in commodity-based industrialization in order to accelerate the continent’s growth, solve its problems of unemployment and quicken its economic transformation, a press release has said.

At the launch of the report in Cameroon, Mr. Yaouba Abdoulaye, Cameroon’s Minister Delegate in the Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Regional Development, in charge of Planning, described the report as timely and said his country’s government will heed the prescriptions from the ECA and the AU Commission.

“Several aspects of the report’s recommendations were already being executed within the framework of the country’s Growth and Employment Strategy which is already in its fourth year of execution,” he added.

By Dorcas Appiah

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