Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has received a new appointment from the African Union.
The NASA leader will now be High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa. Raila will now work to support and strengthen the efforts of the Commission’s relevant departments.
AU Chairperson Moussa Mahamat said that the appointment was made in order to expedite the integration of the continent through infrastructure in order to improve the economy.
“This decision is part of the African Union’s drive to expedite the integration of the continent through infrastructure, in order to promote economic growth and sustainable development,” Mahamat said in a statement
The former Prime Ministers new role will entail mobilizing political support from member states and the regional economic communities and facilitating greater ownership by all concerned stakeholders on the continent.
He will also support NEPAD initiatives to increase support from development partners in the continent.
President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated the NASA leader on the new appointment stating that it was a product of the handshake and encouraged Kenyans to continue with the spirit as Africans were watching
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