To Improve the efﬁciency of trade and transport activities in the CEMAC 26 region the CEMAC Trade Corridor project was approved by member states in 2006. Transport costs in central Africa are among the highest on the African continent 27.
Uganda’s macroeconomic performance is threatened by an acute electricity crisis which is affecting its rate of economic expansion. In 2006, only 5% of the population had access to electricity, resulting in one of the lowest per capita energy consumption rates in the world. The chronic power shortages are caused by increased demand, a prolonged period of drought, an unreliable distribution system and delays in commissioning additional generation capacity.
In 2003 the NEPAD E-Africa Commission presented the proposed East Africa Submarine Cable System Project, deemed essential to providing broadband access to countries along the East African coast. Countries in that region have until now relied mostly on foreign-owned satellites for internet access.