President Mnangagwa has arrived in Botswana to participate in the fifth edition of the annual Kusi Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Nation Media Group of Kenya and the Government of Botswana.
The festival, held under the theme “Africa’s Agenda 2063: Making the Dream Come True,” aims to address the challenges and opportunities for inclusive and sustainable development in Africa.
Upon his arrival at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, President Mnangagwa was warmly received by Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Botswana, Batiraishe Henry Mukonoweshuro, and Botswana’s Transport and Public Works Minister, Eric Molale.
During the festival, President Mnangagwa will participate in a Presidential roundtable discussion, engaging with other African leaders, high-profile speakers, and representatives from various interest groups. The discussions will revolve around the realization of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, a comprehensive blueprint for achieving prosperity, economic development, peace, and regional integration across the continent over the next four decades.
The Kusi Ideas Festival, known as an “ideas transaction market,” provides a platform for exchanging innovative solutions and ideas. Since its inception in 2019 by the Nation Media Group, the festival has gathered prominent figures and thinkers to tackle pressing issues affecting Africa’s future. The previous editions were held in Rwanda, Ghana, and Kenya, attracting thousands of delegates.
As Africa strives to shape its destiny, the Kusi Ideas Festival serves as a significant forum for leaders to deliberate on strategies that will drive the continent towards its developmental goals. President Mnangagwa’s presence at the event underscores Zimbabwe’s commitment to regional collaboration and progress.
Through engaging discussions and knowledge exchange, the participants will seek to foster innovative solutions that address the continent’s challenges and advance its sustainable development.