Infrastructure News

Fast-tracking aviation infrastructure development in Africa

By Ephrem Hailu  /  May 8, 2018
Africa’s vision for transformation, Agenda 2063 calls for an integrated continent, politically united, based on the ideals of Pan Africanism and the vision of Africa’s renaissance. To achieve this goal, there is ardent need to step up infrastructure development on the continent. The Single African Air Transport Market is the first African Union Agenda 2063 flagship project, which aims to...
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Africa power pools and utilities support NEPAD Continental Transmission Masterplan

By Ephrem Hailu  /  April 26, 2018
NEPAD Agency’s proposal for the establishment of a Continental Transmission Network was well received at the meeting held in Addis Ababa from 24 -27 April, by the 11 Africa Power Pools Forum and the Association of Africa Power Utilities. The Continental Transmission Network will link all the African utilities and create a huge energy market that will enable any utility...
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COMESA to host PIDA Week 2018

By Ephrem Hailu  /  April 18, 2018
NEPAD Agency, represented by the Head of Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade Programme, Mr Symerre Grey-Johnson, undertook a working visit to COMESA to discuss preparatory arrangements for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018, as well as to provide training to COMESA staff on the Virtual PIDA Information Centre (VPiC). During the working visit, Mr Grey-Johnson also...
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Accelerating the implementation of PIDA energy projects

By Ephrem Hailu  /  April 10, 2018
A delegation from the China Electricity Council (CEC) made an official working visit to the NEPAD Agency in South Africa. The visiting delegation was led by Mr Yang Kun, Executive President of the China Electricity Council and accompanied by representatives from the South African office of the State Grid Corporation of China (the largest utility company in the world). The...
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Ministerial meeting endorses NEPAD proposal for a Continental Transmission Network

By Ephrem Hailu  /  March 23, 2018
In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the NEPAD Agency submitted recommendations for the endorsement of the Continental Transmission Network to the Specialised Technical Committee Ministerial Meeting. The continental transmission network will link Africa as whole to Europe, Asia and the Gulf States. It will also enable any country in Africa to source its energy from the most competitive supplier and create a mega...
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The African Continental Free Trade Area: Another significant milestone towards Africa’s integration

By Ephrem Hailu  /  March 21, 2018
As a relatively young Minister in the mid-nineteen nineties sitting with my Organisation of African Union (OAU) peers, I pondered deeply if Africa will pull itself together and forge ahead. At that time, Rwanda was coming out of its genocide and most of West Africa was still experiencing military coups. Central Africa was somewhat calm but some countries there had...
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