Activities for Africa Communications Week begin

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Activities for Africa Communications Week begin

Africa Communications Week activities, led by the Government Communication and
Information System (GCIS), kicked off on Tuesday 23 May.

The events are being held under the theme, ‘Agenda 2063: Africa We Want’.

At the first event held at the National School of Government, GCIS Director of
International Media Engagement, Ayanda Holo, highlighted the importance of the week.

“The Africa Communications Week is a week and a campaign that is celebrated across
20 countries on the continent and the diaspora.
“The main aim is really to shape the skills of communicators in Africa, who lead their
narratives, develop and get their fair share of voices in global affairs, continental affairs
and domestic affairs,” he said.

Holo emphasised the importance of Africans taking charge of their own narratives and
the significance of doing so without fear of prosecution.

“… This campaign was shaped to get Africans together in one room and those who
African interests at heart and in action to contribute in sharing of ideas.
“Our Constitution is incredibly clear on the freedom of expression. One of the
cornerstones of any respectable democracy is people imparting knowledge, building
knowledge and sharing that knowledge,” he said.

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