Africa 'requires better transport infrastructure'
8 November 2010
Intra-Africa trade and development will only be able to flourish if the transport infrastructure of the continent is improved, one expert has claimed.
Paul Runge, managing director of Africa Project Access, noted too much money was spent by groups on moving goods because of the poor transport conditions that currently exist, Engineering News reports.
"We are simply not getting goods to where they need to be on time," he added.
The specialist observed although Africa has the "resources and commodities" that are wanted in the world, there is still a trust issue for a number of individuals.
Mr Runge stated there are a number of important projects underway in the area, including the Mmamabula project in Botswana.
He remarked individuals need to make sure they work together so all schemes designed to improve infrastructure are carried out.
Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Citadel Capital Corporation, recently said transport has to be improved in the continent.