WEF should include ordinary people - Oxfam's Thembinkosi Dlamini

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa has been criticised for ignoring important voices in addressing the continent's economic challenges.

Oxfam senior economic justice manager, Thembinkosi Dlamini, says the forum should create an inclusive environment for ordinary people and governments.

Dlamini says the power needs to be taken back to the people.

The 27th WEF on Africa begins on Wednesday in Durban where more than 1 000 delegates from 100 countries are expected to discuss ideas on growing African economies.

Also read: WEF Africa needs more Finance Minister Gigaba and less Instagram Gigaba - Grootes

We don't think that people are in the room are appropriate to have this discussion. We believe that to have a proper discussion you need ordinary people in the room for government to have these discussions with their countries so that when they come to WEF, they come to compare notes to share how do we address this problem.

Thembinkosi Dlamini, Oxfam senior economic justice manager

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