Calls to implement African passport charter by two Ugandans

African-passport
African passport

Two Ugandans have embarked on a 20 000 kilometre motorbike journey to raise awareness of the African passport.

This comes as Africa moves in to create a borderless continent which uses an African passport which is part of the agenda 2063 which most African countries are signatory to.

ZBC News crew caught up with two bikers Victor Okoth and Kennedy Ower as they passed through Zimbabwe during their journey with the aim of creating a borderless continent which uses an African passport which is part of the agenda 2063.

In an interview Okoth said the 20 000 kilometre journey is meant to raise awareness on the African passport and facilitate visa free travel around the continent.

23-year-old Okoth and 21-year-old Ower have covered 6 000 kilometres of their journey so far from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania to Malawi, Zambia and now in the capital, Harare.

Following the launch of the African Union passport in Kigali Rwanda in 2016, most member states signatory to the charter have not implemented it yet.

The two bikers’ awareness campaign has been launched to ensure signatories take action on the charter.