Africa 2013 endorses urgent action for Africa’s infrastructure development


By Aderajew Asfaw   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013Source:


The first International Conference and Exhibition on Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa entitled “Africa 2013” was held for three consecutive days, from Tuesday to Thursday, at the African Union Commission (AUC).
Ethiopia received accolades for being the leader in water resources development at the conference, which more than 600 participants from about 70 countries from all over the world, attended. As infrastructure plays a key role in economic growth and poverty reduction, and lack of infrastructure leads to increased production and transaction costs, the African Union Commission (AUC), the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are implementing a Program for Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA) initiative to optimize efforts and utilization of resources enabling African stakeholders to converge on a common agenda; infrastructure development.

PIDA will also merge…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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