President Paul Kagame has been unanimously elected as the new chairperson for the African Union Development Agency, NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC).
The election was held at the AUDA-NEPAD Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative Luncheon convened by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the Africa Union Summit.
Kagame replaces Senegalese President, Macky Sall, whose tenure focused on spearheading the implementation of NEPAD programmes and projects through leadership and guidance.
Kagame’s term as Chairperson will expire in 2022. He assumes the position immediately.
AUDA-NEPAD is the development agency of the African Union, coordinating and executing priority regional and continental development projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063 – Africa’s vision and action plan.
The institution is mandated with strengthening the capacity of Member States and regional bodies.