Towards an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa | The New Times


The recent appointment of Kenyan politician Raila Odinga as the African Union’s High Representative for Infrastructure gives him the opportunity to lead us to the proverbial Promised Land.

He has been mandated to “mobilise our collective efforts towards the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA).”

PIDA was conceived and initiated to strengthen Africa’s regional integration, develop multimodal corridors to link hinterlands to ports, and promote intra-African trade.

It provides a common framework for stakeholders in Africa to build the infrastructure necessary for more integrated transport, energy, ICT, and water networks. This will require an unprecedented mobilization of Africa’s financial resources to ensure greater ownership by concerned…

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