Monday, October 06, 2008

Prime Minister: Africa ready for development

from the Standard Kenya

By David Ohito and PMPS

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the Africa is ready for investment to bring it at par with the developed nations.

Raila was speaking in Evian France, where he is attending the World Economic Forum inauguration. The PM said Africa suffered from brain drain, spiralling food prices, poverty, poor sanitation and global warming.

"What Africa needs now more than ever is trade and investment opportunities, not aid," he observed.

He said the continent had realised that good governance and democracy were linked to development, and said Kenya took the route of a coalition government after many lives were lost and thousands displaced after a disputed election.

He defended the Government ,saying it was working well.

"We must compel the international community to speak with one voice when discussing Africa and to support voices of change emerging in the continent," he said.

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