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Africans must foresee expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology-Mayor Koije

BST Release/Maximilian Kasse3h, Jr.
Mayor Jefferson Koijee
Mayor Jefferson Koijee

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, says to realize universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services in Africa, Africans must firstly envision expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology.

Mayor Koijee said when this is done, modern and sustainable energy services will be provided all developing countries, least developed countries in particular, Small Island developing States, and land-locked developing countries in accordance with their respective support programs.

He wants African capital cities begin improving their infrastructure, opening doors for investors, rallying citizens’ participation in response to investments in energy, and       value-added to the Continent’s wastes to make it a resource, rather than garbage.

According to a release issued Saturday, August 25, 2018, the Monrovia City Mayor made the statement recently when he represented the Convenant of Mayors of South Sahara Africa (COM SSA) at a panel discussion on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in Rimini, Italy.

Mayor Koijee was selected to represent 119 signatories of Capital Cities, following his splendid deliberation early this year at the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) roundtable conference held in Accra, Ghana from March 7-9.

The release quotes the Monrovia City Boss as also saying Africa can have an affordable and reliable energy by 2030 when Africans put our minds to work, focus on innovation and provide enabling space for investments across the Continent.


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