LONDON - Africa is said to be leading the global economic recovery that is currently infected "virus" of the crisis. It is said former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Do not miss news about the World Cup in 2010, just in Okezone.com
She also set there are five potential sources that can support the global recovery, so the impact to economic growth in this black continent.
In a speech to be presented to African leaders at a summit in Kampala, Mr Brown said that if the low-income African countries, its economy is expected to grow five percent this year.
This figure is quite earlier than the recorded average growth of two percent compared to high-income countries.
"Africa can boost the global economic recovery, but not without driving the global agenda of Africa," said Brown, who resigned as British Prime Minister in May after Labour lost the general election, told the AFP on Sunday (07/25/2010).
In addition, he proposed an increase African representation in the IMF, World Bank, and a support system for the G20 where Africa permanently and fully represented together with countries other non-G20 in the world.
"Africa does not only stand to show itself from the global community, but should inspire and be a leader," said Brown.
Brown added, that Africa has the talent and potential that has not been realized and utilized as compared with other continents.
Therefore, one of five sources of potential growth is the faster pace of economic integration of internal markets of Africa, and between the market and people from other continents, which was facilitated by investment in infrastructure.
These include a broader export growth, founded on new products and services, along with investments in the private sector from Africa and foreign sources.
Brown, who remains a member of the parliamentary Labor Party, known as up-Skilling workforce and ensure that effective governance of the country can conduct their work to create growth and reduce poverty.
"So I'm here to speak not only from Africa and Asia, but to tell today just as a person who has spoken of the second century of the century America and Asia. I believe we can now talk of the century to Africa," he told the leaders Africa.