Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, November 26, 2018: Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and mineral wealth for export at the expense of local communities and the continent,” Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructural Development and Transport Minister, Joel Biggie Matiza said as the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week opened on Monday in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe buoyed by gathering momentum.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, November 26, 2018: The 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week kicked off today win Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with a united call to the media to project Africa's image positively during a media breakfast session that brought together journalists, infrastructure policymakers, development partners and private sector to discuss Africa’s infrastructure deficit and how that can be reduced to ensure inclusive development on the continent.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, November 28, 2018: The 2018 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) concluded today amid calls by delegates to rethink the financing architecture and tap into new sources of funding such as the private sector and pension funds for the second phase of the PIDA Priority Action Plan (PAP), which is expected to be implemented from 2020-2030.
In his closing remarks, Zimbabwe’s State Minister for Matebeleland North Province, H.E. Mr. Richard Moyo emphasized the need for Africa to accelerate the implementation of PIDA projects.
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
26 NOVEMBER, 2018
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, November 26, 2018: The African Union (AU) High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa, Honorable Raila Odinga, has urged African countries to treat the implementation of Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) as a matter of emergency.
Honarable Odinga made the remark on Monday at a Parallel Session on SAATM on the sidelines of the PIDA Week 2018 taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from November 26 to 29, 2018.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 2018 PIDA WEEK,
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are pleased to announce that the 2018 PIDA Week will be held from 26 to 28 November 2018 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
What is PIDA and what has it achieved so far?
We, the International Election Observer Missions present for the 30 July Harmonised Elections in Zimbabwe, while appreciating the generally peaceful and orderly pre-electoral environment and on voting day, express our grave concern about the regrettable outbreaks of post-election violence.
At the outset, we extend our sympathies to the families and loved ones of those affected by these troubling incidents.
While recognising the right to peaceful protest, we condemn vandalism and destruction of property and call on political party supporters to abide by the law.
Harare, 1 August 2018- H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe views with concern the unfolding post-election developments in Zimbabwe, and calls on all stakeholders, particularly political leaders and their supporters, to exercise restraint and avoid violent confrontation. He also calls on security agencies to equally exercise restraint and ensure the safety of all citizens.
H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn Boshe reiterates his statement released on 1 August 2018, in which he called on any aggrieved parties to channel their grievances through appropriate legal channels.