[LETTERS] Effective public-private partnerships will transform Africa

It is very encouraging and satisfying to see how Remarkable Rwanda is always at the forefront of various initiatives geared towards demystifying Africa’s great potential.

Editor,

RE: “Kigali investments summit to ‘demystify’ Africa’s potential” (The New Times, August 11).

It is very encouraging and satisfying to see how Remarkable Rwanda is always at the forefront of various initiatives geared towards demystifying Africa’s great potential.

It is without a doubt that negative perceptions do exist when one looks at Africa as a whole. However, it is through events like the forthcoming Global African Investment Summit, which targets over 1,000 delegates comprising government leaders, industry captains and heads of multilateral organizations, that this perception could well be changed.

And this brings us to the fact that the “geographically” small, yet beautiful land of a thousand hills, is without any doubt playing a leading role in the overall development of the continent.

Effective public-private partnerships will, of course, provide the roadmap for Africa.

Paul Sinclair, a member of the conference organising committee remarked, “Rwanda is actively changing opinions with its actions to improve industrial, agricultural and social infrastructure”.

Other African countries would do well to borrow a leaf from Rwanda and implement strategies and policies which have enabled this government to set a glowing example for others to emulate.

Clarence Fernandes

 

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