Musoni said that Africans and people of African descent and friends should celebrate the progress that the continent made towards the total freedom, including the attainment of political and economic independence.
However, he also said that it is an opportunity to highlight the challenges and that they must be addressed for Africa to be fully freed.
“The fight against hunger is one of the battles that Africa has been losing; every year, millions more Africans go hungry, food imports increase and malnutrition remains endemic. While we celebrate what we have achieved, Africans must seriously reflect on how a continent that owns the most fertile arable land cannot feed itself”, he lamented.
Chantal Ingabire, Director General of Planning at the Agriculture Ministry challenged young people to get involved in the sector.
May 25 was chosen as Africa Freedom Day because of the foundation by 31 heads of State on that day in 1963 of the African Unity Organization, which turned into the African Union (AU). Later, it was renamed Africa Day.