Infrastructure development mainstay for African continental free trade area: UN expert

January 21, 2021 XinhuaNet 0 Comments

As the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement set to solve Africa’s investment hurdles, there is an urgent need to address the continent’s infrastructure shortcomings, a senior official of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said on Monday.

The statement was made by Stephen Karingi, regional integration and trade division director at the UNECA, ahead of the sixth session of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, which kicked off virtually on Monday to review progress, share experiences and build consensus on key infrastructure projects that will take Africa to the next level of development.

“New decade, new realities, new priorities — positioning PIDA and infrastructure development in Africa’s continued growth and economic recovery,” Karingi. Read More.

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