By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanho,
Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni urged Africans to use Swahili as a way to unify the continent during his African Integration Day speech on Wednesday.
Museveni said Swahili was a “neutral language”, non-ethnic that “belongs to nobody”
The Ugandan president, who often stresses the importance of development on the continent, also said the way for the 1.4 billion Africans to prosper was to focus on ” integrating the markets that will consume what we are producing as Africa.”
Africans are already similar or linked, there is no reason we should not be united. It is easier for Africans to Unite than the Europeans, but we are not taking that direction surprisingly.
“We were colonized and suffered slave trade not because our ancestors were weak, but were not well organized. We have got more capacity while operating together hence the need to develop strategic security for Africa” Yoweri Museveni added.
Some powers are talking about what they call 4-dimensional superiority ( space, sea, land, air) but Africans are just sitting here on earth while some people are looking at us from space.
When Europeans decide to unite, they start wondering what language should we speak? Italian? Spanish? English? Dutch? German? But in Africa we can use Swahili which is a neutral language to unite us, it is non-ethnic, belongs to nobody!