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AU Commission Chair: Priority for Agenda 2063 will be human capital
April 1, 2015 - Written by admin

English News (Saxil News.com)-Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma told the African Finance, Planning and Economic Development Ministers meeting in Addis Ababa this week (March 30- April 1) that the first priority of the AU’s Agenda 2063 would be investments on human capital for Africa which she said include education, health, water, sanitation and nutrition. The ministerial meeting is expected to make readily available the first 10 year plan for implementation of Agenda 2063, which will be adopted by the next ‪#‎AU‬ summit in June. It is also expected to craft Africa’s common position on the 2015 post-development agenda. The Commission Chair said a range of sectors have already been identified with the potential for diversification, growth and industrialization, from the agro-food processing sector, to services including transport, financial services, ICT as well as the mining and energy sectors. Infrastructure backlogs, unless tackled decisively, she stressed, would continue to be a major drag on the continents’ growth. She noted in particular that the public infrastructure expenditure over the last few years has grown at faster rate than the general public expenditure. The flagship programs for‪#‎Agenda2063‬ include high speed train across the continent; a single aviation market, sustainable energy sources, free movement of people among African countries, a continental free trade area and e-network and “silencing the guns by 2020”.

 

berbera// Adis Desk

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