By Arthur Chatora — The African Union has said the continent could soon become border less with the introduction of an African passport as part of the bloc’s 2063 Agenda. So far, two countries – Rwanda and Mauritius are implementing the plan.
The African Union has said the free movement of citizens could be improved with the introduction of an African passport as part of its 2063 Agenda for “a continent with seamless borders”.
AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Dr. Aisha Abdullahi said on Sunday that Africa could soon become border less and the plan for a single African passport is in progress and so far, two countries – Rwanda and Mauritius – have implemented it.
“This would also ensure the free movement of people on the continent,”
“Our people will not have to carry a visa to gain access to other African states. There will be free trade of goods” Dr. Abdullahi said at the #Africities summit.
“We have identified flagship projects, for example, [the introduction] of an African passport to ensure that Africans can move freely to every African state,” Dr. Abdullahi reportedly said.
The proposal to implement a single passport for Africa is part of the AU’s 2063 Agenda. The project, which was agreed upon last year, also aims to improve intra-African trade and to ease the movement of domestic goods between member states.
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