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WTO: Lumumba Picks Okonjo-Iweala Over Kenya’s Amina Mohamed

The former  director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Prof Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba  has picked Nigeria’s candidate, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the best africa’s best option for the top job at world trade Organization.

Speaking during an interview Lumumba who is one of Africa’s most outspoken Activist berated Africans for not supporting each other but always  seeking ways  of competing against each other rather than complementing each other.

Lumumba in his words

Recently when we were competing for the non-permanent membership of the UN security council, Djibouti was competing with Kenya. Why?

“Right now, there is the WTO; Okonjo-Iweala is the candidate we should back, given her credentials. Now, a Kenyan candidate has emerged, an Egyptian candidate has emerged — we are going to be manipulated and none of the Africans is going to get it.

“We’ve got to learn to do things properly as a continent. And when we do that, we’ll be stronger and ultimately, our populations would benefit from it.”

There are eight candidates for the WTO top job — and three of them are from Africa.


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