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|Africa's energy needs under the spotlight at NEPAD Infrastructure Summit|
|Monday, 12 July 2010 10:54|
Africa's energy needs under the spotlight at NEPAD Infrastructure Summit
Energy demand and poor energy infrastructure which make Africa ripe for expansion and development will be under the spotlight when urgent African infrastructure issues in key development sectors -- the others are transport, water and ICT -- are discussed at the second annual NEPAD Transport and Infrastructure Summit 2010 and Africa Expo
The summit, which is endorsed by the African Union, is a major effort to prioritise and promote infrastructure development across the continent against the backdrop of a recently published World Bank report which blames poor infrastructure for inefficiencies and wastage costing Africa billions of dollars a year.
Government leaders, policymakers and experts from Africa and overseas will come together with top executives from the private sector, industry decision-makers, investment bankers and other stakeholders to discuss the continent's most pressing infrastructure needs.