The skilled workforce remains a critical missing link in the implementation of programme and projects in Africa. This realization propels the need for concerted skills development efforts in the continent. The lack of skill provides an impetus for doing something. It is also a driving force for developing critical technical skills to leverage skills gap in the continent.
Development of continental and regional infrastructure is crucial for long term transformation. Inadequate access to infrastructure negatively impact on economic performance. It has been observed that poor infrastructure in Africa cuts economic growth by 2 per cent every year and reduces productivity by as much as 40 per cent.
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