Infrastructure News

COMESA to host PIDA Week 2018

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

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

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

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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The PIDA Job Creation Toolkit

March 12, 2018
“Infrastructure development is central to creating favourable conditions for Africa’s industrialisation to address the needs of Africa’s youthful population, urbanisation, unemployment and Africa’s aspirations for double-digit growth,” said Symerre Grey-Johnson, Head of Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade at the NEPAD Agency. Mr Grey-Johnson was speaking on 12 March at a workshop held at the NEPAD Agency in Johannesburg, to prepare...
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MoveAfrica to set the tone for Regional Aviation Master Plans

March 5, 2018
Currently, 80 percent of air traffic in Africa is carried by non-African airlines. African airlines carry less than 3 per cent of the global air traffic, even though the continent constitutes over 17 percent of the world’s population. In addition, though Africa contributes to only 1 percent of global air cargo, this figure also accounts for 35 per cent of...
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