West Africa launches caravan of integration
Kemo Cham (AfricaNews)-- A landmark initiative, geared towards enhancing the effort of sub-regional integration, has just been launched; it will take the form of a caravan, covering 12 West African countries. Dubbed ‘Caravan of Integration’, the sub-regional integration scheme, is being spearheaded by Africable
According to the organisers, the main goal of the initiative is to bridge the knowledge gap among Africans about the continent.
The caravan is scheduled to last for 90 days, commencing in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on 1 May 2010, ending in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, on 31 July 2010. The other countries that will receive the caravan are Mauritania, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso.
Funded to the tune of 1.3 billion CFA francs by the West African Monetary Union member countries, the Caravan of integration will be accompanied by a group of journalists, three from each contributing member country, the organisers say.
The initiative, according to Ismaila Sidibe, Chief executive officer of Africable, will ensure their participation in the promotion of African integration, and to sell the image of the continent.
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