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Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award. The annual nomination meeting of the selection committee of the Africa Road Builders - Trophée Babacar NDIAYE was held in Dakar, Senegal, recently.
President Uhuru Kenyatta. Image: GrovernmentZA/Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

The selection committee worked on the basis of the report made by Media for Infrastructure and Finance in Africa (MIFA). It also took into account the public reports of international institutions and organisations in the field of road and transport in Africa, as well as all relevant publications available and searchable in the relevant fields. The decisions were submitted to three main criteria which are: the social impact of the projects, their environmental aspect and the quality of the financial arrangement.

Following deliberations, the selection committee named Kenyatta winner of the Super Prize Great Builder – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE of the Africa Road Builders 2018, citing his personal leadership and for the transformation of the road network. The committee also noted the development of the railways and the simplification of air transport. Finally, it welcomed the particular efforts made by Kenya in public lighting.

Presentation of the trophy will take place on 23 May in Busan, South Korea, during the AfDB Annual Meetings.
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