Op-Ed: An African identity we all aspire to
By NKATEKO CHAUKE.
The introduction of a universal cash transfer, predominantly funded through extractive industries, will be a remarkable stride towards poverty eradication, reduced inequalities among Africans, equal economic participation and overall African unity.
A functioning social protection system to the benefit of all who reside on the continent should not be reduced to handouts to the poor, but rather conceptualised and accepted as a developmental policy mechanism to promote economic justice, reduce poverty and inequality and stimulate human and economic integration, as well as harness social cohesion across our porous regional borders.
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