African leaders were right in establishing NEPAD: says Janneh
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A review of the last 10 years and the concrete achievements made shows that African leaders were right in establishing NEPAD as a development framework for Africa, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, told the African Group of Ambassadors in New York on Friday. “Many initial challenges and constraints have been surmounted and the NEPAD ship is now sailing smoothly powered by the transition of the NEPAD Secretariat into a Planning and Coordinating Agency that has been fully integrated into the structures and processes of the African Union,” Janneh said during a briefing by officials including the CEO of NEPAD Agency, Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, Mr. Cheick Diarra, Head of the Office of Special Adviser on Africa, and Mr. Assefa Shifa, the CEO of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Using partnership as its primary strategy, NEPAD effectively made progress with the issues of peace and security in Africa, effectively linking economic development and growth with peace and security on the continent, said Janneh.