She described herself as “an agent of the sustainable transformation agenda that is geared towards Africa’s transformation process.”
She noted that she would “unleash her potential” to transform Africa into an effective and influential player in global affairs. “As chairperson of the Commission, I will provide the necessary guidance for programme formulation and prioritization, driving the formulation of the strategic plan of the organization,” the Botswana minister said.
She said a lot has been achieved by the AU although much more still needs to be done.
“Perhaps what is of immediate concern will be the critical issue of the financing of the African Union activities.”
Venson-Moitoi pledged to ensure that the AU becomes self-reliant in terms of implementation of its programmes.
Elections for the AU Commission chairperson are set for the AU summit scheduled for June 17-18 in Rwanda.