MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Calls for Africa Day Celebrations to Be Dedicated
to Nigeria's Missing School Girls

25 May 2014.

  

The IFP today called for the dedication of this yearís Africa Day celebrations to the missing Nigerian school girls, who were recently abducted by terror group, Boko Haram.

 

"While our daughters in Nigeria remain missing, while Boko Haram and Al Shabab continue to unleash terror on our continent and while many remain trapped in poverty, we must recognise, as we celebrate Africa Day, that we have made significant strides on the African continent, but that we still have a long way to go," said Ms Sibongile Nkomo, MP, the IFPís Secretary General.

 

Nkomo also urged for greater unity and continued focus on development on the Continent on this significant day.

 

"We pray for the people of Malawi and hope that there will be a peaceful outcome to their elections. We also recognise that our continent is now home to six of the ten fastest emerging markets in the world, which in itself, is a cause for much celebration and pride. African Nations must continue to foster greater community between  themselves and stand together in unity so as to ensure that in the ensuing year, great strides are made in the improvement of continental security, especially food security," concluded Ms Nkomo.

 

 

Contact: Ms Sibongile Nkomo, MP, on 076 553 1240.