His view was contained in opening remarks made at the start of the African Economic Conference 2017 being held in the capital Addis Ababa.
“Africa has the opportunity to determine its own future and cannot fail to structurally transform its economies for the benefit of its people. This is not time for indecisiveness and passivity,” he was quoted by state-owned FBC to have said.
The conference which runs between Monday December 4 to Wednesday December 6 is under the theme ‘Governance for structural transformation.’
It is under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).