Report: Daniel Nana Aforo
The special adviser to United Nations Secretary General, under Millennium Development Goals MDG`s and the Director of Earth Institute of Columbia, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, has urged African leaders and governments to have stronger corporation and voice on the world diplomatic stage.
He said African need to be able to have expanded market within Africa like Europe did within
He said each country should certainly take chance to speed economic development. “All these will depend, if strong leadership of African Union Presidents is clear with realistic vision”.
He said there are a lot of governments and cited
Prof Sachs said this when he was interviewed by this reporter, at the just ended Ninth Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit, in
When asked about his view on aid to African which has increased corruption on the continent, he said if is well directed to practical thing that the people need such as infrastructure, providing medicine to fight malaria, helping farmers with fertilizers, expanding irrigation,etc that would be important.
He continued that if the aid simply dumped on government’s budget and loose track, that would be a disaster. “When is well directed and practical knows what is for it plays an important role”.
The UN special adviser said he believes by 2025, the world would see an extreme poverty in Africa and by the year 2015 the continent could still achieve the MDG`s untime .He was quick to add that it requires a real breakthrough, very strong focus on economic development, strong focus on public investment that would need private and public capital.