The continent celebrates Africa Day tomorrow, the day which marks the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU).
African diplomats accredited to Zimbabwe are hosting a dinner this evening to celebrate the day which is a holiday in Zimbabwe.
Kenyan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ms Lucy Chelimo said Africa should pool its efforts together in fighting corruption which is the major impediment to development.
Speaking to ZBC News ahead of the Africa Day commemorations, Ms Chelimo said the continent should share information in fighting corruption and open its borders more to allow free movement saying too much restriction of movement of citizens is a major driver of corruption.
She said African countries also need to come up with effective corruption fighting entities that are independent and free from executive influence saying despite the existence of these bodies in most countries they are rendered ineffective due to executive interference and very few cases are punished.
Job creation to ensure that there is food on every family’s table is another effective way of fighting corruption and deterring individuals from the temptation of corruption.
Ms Chelimo added that Africa should be made attractive and attract investment not only from the West but also among African states themselves and among wealthy African business people.
She, however, commended Zimbabwe and the new dispensation in the country saying Africa has a lot to learn from this positivity and good will prevailing in the SADC country.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International trade in conjunction with African diplomats accredited to Harare will host a dinner this evening to commemorate Africa Day.