AFRICA SHOULD CENTRALISE CO-ORDINATION ON INFRASTRUCTURE, SAYS RAMAPHOSA

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for centralised co-ordination on infrastructure development in Africa.

The co-ordination effect has benefited South Africa immensely and can be replicated, he told a session on infrastructure development at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa which is being held this year in Kigali, Rwandam from May 11 to 13.

A central hub to facilitate all infrastructure projects could work well for the rest of the continent like it did for South Africa, said Ramaphosa, who added that this model was efficient.

"The co-ordination effect has paid great dividends. And this what one would like to put out as a case study that if you co-ordinate and have everything that has to do with infrastructure in an office co-ordinated at the top level of government reporting to the Cabinet on an ongoing basis, you are almost halfway towards winning the infrastructure backlog room," he said.

Delegates at the session agreed on the merits of this model to benefit the continent.

It appears the current approaches to infrastructure development need to be tweaked and refined and investment is no longer a hurdle like it was before.

Perhaps a central hub can fast-track an efficient infrastructure development on the continent.

Source: Nam News Network

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