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Youth hold the key to Africa’s development potential, DP says

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua hosted Namibia’s Minister of ICT Emma Inamutila Theofelus at the Official Residence in Karen

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said youth leadership is key in the advancement of Africa adding that young people are playing a big role in securing the continent’s future.

Speaking on Wednesday when he hosted Namibia’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Inamutila Theofelus at the Official Residence in Karen, the Deputy President said he believed in the youth contributing immensely to development of the continent.

Ms Emma, who is 28 years old, is one of the youngest ministers across Africa.

Mr Gachagua praised the Minister for rising up to the position at a young age saying she was an inspiration to her generation.

“Being a minister at the age of 28 is a big achievement and I look forward to that happening in our country,” said Mr Gachagua.

The Minister is in the country for the Connected Africa Summit 2024, being held at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi.

“Young people are energetic, suave, creative and tech-savvy. We are mentoring them to take up leadership positions to safeguard our future as a continent,” he added.

Ms Emma thanked the Deputy President for taking up the role of mentoring the young people.

“I can attest to you mentoring young people and being close to them because I first met you during the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Botswana last year. We thank you for taking the position of mentoring the young people,” the Minister said.

She also lauded Kenya for playing a bigger role in the technological advancement of the continent.

“Kenya is taking the lead in matters connectivity. This is why we decided to come for this Summit. We have also been to Konza City, dubbed which is a bold and promising project that is going to benefit Kenya and Africa,” said Ms Theofelus.

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