Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Corruption may derail Obama's Power Africa Initiatives


Sept. 10, 2013

Corruption may derail Obama's Power Africa InitiativesAt the CMPI Dialogue on "Access to Power in Africa: Moving from Darkness to Destiny", participants fear endemic corruption among public functionaries in Africa may frustrate the genuine intention of those who want to increase electricity transmission in that vital region of the world. Ahead of the conference report, here is a synopsis of deliberations at the confab held at the African Union Mission to the UN.
Rick Angiuoni, Director for Africa of the Global Business Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) speaking at the CMPI Dialogue in New York.
Cross section of participants.
From L- R: Dr. Nkechi Agwu, President, American Association of University Women, New York City Chapter, Heinz Noeding Managing Director Global Head of Structured Export Finance Standard Chartered Bank, Will Stevens Chief of Public Affairs, US State Department, Africa Bureau, and Dr. Uchenna Ekwo,President of Center for Media & Peace Initiatives, host of the event.

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