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Balance investments in infrastructure and human capital

Massive infrastructure development alone without well trained and skilled personnel will not help the country achieve desired economic growth targets. Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA AND JULIUS BUSINGE | This was the message directed to the government during the recently concluded infrastructure conference in Kampala titled ‘infrastructure and human capital …

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COMMENT: Africa’s bright investment future

The recent Africa Investment Forum provided a safe, stable marketplace to accelerate deals COMMENT | AKINWUMI A. ADESINA | For any investor interested in Africa, there was only one place to be last week: Johannesburg. When the three-day Africa Investment Forum opened on November 7, a total of 61 deals with …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: Africa’s arrival

The latest African Development Bank (AfDB) Economic Outlook for 2018 predicts 4.1% average growth COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | The African Development Bank (AfDB) has just published its African Economic Outlook for 2018. This year’s revamped publication – shorter than usual, analytically well-structured, and written in lucid prose, without hyperbole – …

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African Dev Bank promises to bring down electricity prices

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has assured President Yoweri Museveni that they are planning several interventions that will bring down the electricity tariffs in Uganda. AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina gave the assurances after Museveni expressed concern over the high cost of electricity, which he says is not coming down until an AfDB bank …

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COMMENT: Africa’s infrastructure delivery

COMMENT: By Moono Mupotola Experts confirm potential of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in African (PIDA) to contribute jobs and GDP growth When the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project (LAPSSET) won the prestigious Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Award in Washington DC on March 10, 2016, the project …

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