“Fifty years since the formation of the African Union, we should blame each other for not having developed sufficient infrastructure. I think it’s a serious indictment on the part of the African governments for failing to put in place the minimum infrastructure necessary for integration,” roared Kadaga while the Annual Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.
She urged governments to prioritise development of basic infrastructure as one of the avenues to enhance the continent’s integration.
The Conference unites speakers of Parliaments of African Union Member states.
Hon. Kadaga further noted that the development of clear connecting road and rail networks and efficient airways are preconditions for African integration and trade among the states.
“How can we trade amongst ourselves when we don’t even have infrastructure? Do we have connecting roads and railways that link up our countries? We need infrastructure to facilitate the movement of African people and their goods,” Kadaga Explained to the speakers.
The delegates noted the need to change the current status where Africa has been turned into a market. They resolved to encourage acquisition of technology to improve the manufacturing sectors on the continent.