Posts Tagged ‘Infrastructure’
“The biggest threat to Africa is not invasion by neighbours; it is poverty.”
KPMG recently released its Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition. How we made it in Africa takes a look at the six African projects that were included in the top 100.
Cities will play a critical role in Africa’s economic future, says Siegmar Pröbstl, CEO of Siemens Africa.
Many sub-Saharan African cities included in the Siemens African Green City Index face considerable environmental problems.
One of the major setbacks that affects development in Africa has to do with the lack of a strong infrastructure base.
Nigeria’s south-western states (Ekiti, Ondo, Osun and Lagos States) are set to establish a joint venture in a bid to improve infrastructure in the region.
Nigeria’s infrastructure challenge is huge and the involvement of the private sector is not just desirous, but necessary.
In recent years, Indian financing and technical assistance for African infrastructure has displayed meaningful gains.
In Nigeria’s colonial era, the city of Port Harcourt was favoured by the British rulers as a place to live because of its balmy weather, extensive gardens, sound infrastructure and access to the Atlantic Ocean.
“Mozambique is a true case of success and has developed rather positively over the past two years,” says Jorge Coelho, chairman of the executive committee of the Mota-Engil Group.