Sunday, March 14, 2010

UK Pledges $67 Million to Develop South African Transport Infrastructure

As South African President, Jacob Zuma, ended his three-day visit to the UK, he and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, announced a new memorandum committing the UK to 67 million pounds to assist regional economic communities in developing more efficient transportation infrastructure.

Part of the agreement holds that South Africa commit to creating a one-stop border post between Zimbabwe, the two leaders hope that this measure and others within the agreement will promote increased trade for African nations, helping them simultaneously grow out of poverty.

Additionally, Brown reaffirmed the UK’s support of HIV/AIDs eradication in South Africa, with a new program supporting the pubic health system, totally at UK25 million more in aid.

-Michelle Leung

Source: Africa Good News