Cyril Ramaphosa’s latest weekly newsletter is a reflective piece on his tenure as the AU President, suggesting that his greatest task was leading the union during the global pandemic.
President Cyril Ramaphosa released his weekly newsletter on Monday, 1 February 2021, which was his reflective writings on his tenure as the President of the African Union (AU). The newsletter explained that his tenure as the president is set to come to an end at the end of this week. Moreover, Ramaphosa suggested that his greatest task during his tenure was steering the continent in the right direction amid the global pandemic.
According to the statement, Ramaphosa stated, “In this way, working as a one continent, we were able to achieve debt relief for many countries and financial assistance towards our COVID response and economic recovery. But much as African countries went to the international community for support, we first helped ourselves – establishing and capitalising a continental COVID-19 Response Fund.”
Moreover, another achievement by the union under Ramaphosa’s tenure was the official launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA). Additionally, the statement asserted the efforts that the union has taken to advance the financial empowerment of the women, particularly women of colour.
See the post below.
This time of great trial and difficulty has been among the AU’s finest hours. We are honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the organisation through this period, when it practically demonstrated the true meaning of the words @_AfricanUnion. https://t.co/giS6WdAluD pic.twitter.com/yVgPGPtkHO
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) February 1, 2021