ODM party leader Raila Odinga in a past event.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga in a past event. PHOTO | NMG

ODM leader Raila Odinga says Africa does not need any help from western and Asian countries. He added that there is everything Africa that can make the continent rich.

" Africa is the richest continent on earth concerning raw materials. The paradox is that it is also the poorest in terms of the living conditions of its people, " he said.

He urged the leaders to think of Post-COVID-19 to create an atmosphere where there will be innovation and boost local industries.

" The post-COVID-19 era creates opportunities for job creation in manufacturing, service sector including ICT, food production and infrastructure development, " he added.

" Instead of exporting iron ore, copper ore, bauxite, we must export steel products, copper cables, bars, sheets and aluminium, " he stated.

He said the vast raw materials in Africa is enough to feed the content for generations. Hence no need for importing products.

" Even gold, diamonds and crude oil should never leave Africa as raw materials for industries in other continents. Africa has a historic opportunity, born out of a historic tragedy, to put an end to our tradition of importing everything and producing nothing, " he added.

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