africa-map.jpgThe Bulawayo community this Friday (today) joined the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Day, with most of the people who spoke to ZBC News commending the leaders in the continent for ensuring that peace prevails.

The vision of the African continent’s founding fathers of having a united Africa by establishing the Organisation of African Union (OAU) in 1963 now African Union (AU) translated into the liberation from colonial bondage of almost all African countries.

The Bulawayo community say they cherish the day set aside by the continent’s fathers to honour the progress made in developing mother Africa.

An economist Mr Benson Mukandiwa said a lot still needs to be done on the economic front for the continent to achieve total independence.

Observers said whilst the African leaders have been commended for realising the founding fathers’ dream of decolonising the continent politically, the continued donor dependency syndrome remains worrisome.

The recently signed intra-Africa free trade agreement is therefore seen as a feasible foundation towards the economic emancipation of the continent.