NEPAD resolved ... good riddance


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African Leaders Dissolve Nepad as Addis Meeting Closes

Argaw Ashine
2 February 2010

Addis Ababa — African leaders today wrapped up their annual summit less divided and looking at brighter economic prospects but still facing a raft of conflicts, including Sudan's predicted break-up.
One of the resolutions adopted was one that dissolved was the New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) and agreed to replace it by a new agency.
Nepad disbandment comes after a very sharp criticism against the body which couldn't deliver a single project during the last one decade.
Nepad was established in July 2001 as a programme of the defunct Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the mandate was given leaders of Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to steer it.
Ethiopian prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been the chairman of Nepad for the last one decade.
Leaders approved the establishment of the Nepad Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) to replace Nepad.
Nepad's primary objective was to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity and to halt the marginalization of Africa In the globalisation process. The new agency will be a body of African Union and mandated to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of continental and regional priority programmes and mobilise resources and partners in support of their implementation.
The summit allocated $3 million as start up funding for the new office.
Another resolution adopted was one increasing the pressure on Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina, who seized power in a coup in March and did not attend the summit.
The 53-member body's approach to Madagascar had been typical last year of African discordance, with Libyan leader and outgoing AU president Muammar Gaddafi breaking from the tough stance of the organisation's executive to back the coup.

Closing ceremony
At the closing ceremony, incoming African Union chairman and Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika urged African leaders to invest on food security and Agriculture.
Bingu also sought to boost transport infrastructure and energy which he said are key to peace and security.
Bingu secured an overwhelming support from the summit and the 53 member state organisation will devote its effort on Bingu's roadmap to end conflict and hunger. "No chilled in Africa dies of hunger and malnutrition anymore" Bingu said in the closing event of AU head of states three days summit.
Bingu outlined his priorities and in terms of peace and security and urged African leaders to cooperate with AU to unseat power grabbers and unconstitutional
http://allafrica.com/stories/201002021088.html

... good riddance - all these many years in service and nothing tangible to speak of ??? did they actually develop anything? either too secretive or did nothing at all ...
 

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Interesting Article.

NEPAD has been in existence for the past decade and did not deliver a single project, so it was only fair and square to be disbanded. But again, what were these leaders doing in the past ten years? that they allowed this NEPAD to turn into a white elephant? I would say that, partly it was not NEPAD. Our African leaders dont invest much in projects they start. Huwezi kuanzisha mradi wakati unategemea hela ya donors! na utegemee miracles. Again, its all about commitment to the cause.

So did they put in placde strategies for this new agency to succeed?

God bless Africa. God bless Africans.
 
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Interesting Article.

NEPAD has been in existence for the past decade and did not deliver a single project, so it was only fair and square to be disbanded. But again, what were these leaders doing in the past ten years? that they allowed this NEPAD to turn into a white elephant? I would say that, partly it was not NEPAD. Our African leaders dont invest much in projects they start. Huwezi kuanzisha mradi wakati unategemea hela ya donors! na utegemee miracles. Again, its all about commitment to the cause.

So did they put in placde strategies for this new agency to succeed?

God bless Africa. God bless Africans.
Well said Masanja. Porojo zimevuka kiwango.
 
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Hivi makao makuu ya Nepad yalikuwepo SA au Addis?
 

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