Africa: Infrastructure Transformation in Continent an Urgent Priority

source: allAfrica (Washington, DC)
Charles W. Corey
29 April 2010

Now is the time for transformation of Africa’s infrastructure, and African leaders understand the importance of that task, a senior World Bank official told the fourth annual U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference April 28.

Addressing a packed ballroom in Washington on the first day of the three-day conference, which is sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), Katherine Sierra, the World Bank’s vice president for sustainable development, said it was in 2005 at the Group of Eight industrialized nations summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, that world leaders pointed to Africa’s infrastructure as a key factor in determining the pace of sustained economic growth and development on the continent.

Sierra said that, in response, the World Bank and other groups put together the [continue reading]


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