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Inside Raila’s Week-Long Trip to South Africa

Azimio La Umoja Coalition Party Leader Raila Odinga is set to fly out of the country to South Africa for a week.

In a statement from his spokesman Dennis Onyango, the former Prime Minister is expected to depart the country on Friday.

While in South Africa, he is slated to review the status of the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa Priority Action Plan 2 (PIDA-PAP2).”Odinga will fly to South Africa and conduct a series of meetings in his capacity as the African Union Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa,” read part of the statement.

Azimio leader Raila Odinga reads the Order of Service at the ACK Memorial Cathedral in Mombasa on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Not known to many, PIDA-PAP 2 consists of several strategic projects proposed by Regional Economic Communities and AU member States for implementation by 2030.

Raila is also expected to meet the Chief Executive of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Nardos Bekele-Thomas.

It is comprised of sixty-nine (69) regional infrastructure projects in the sectors of energy, transport, transboundary water, and information and communication technology.

In addition, Raila will meet several South African leaders in different sectors including business, non-profit, and governmental. 

On January 31, Raila is also expected to fly out to Nigeria where he will make a keynote speech in Abuja at the 14th edition of the annual Leadership Conference and Awards.

He was selected to give the speech due to his desire for democracy as well as a free and fair election.

Furthermore, Raila was recognised for his dream of Africa’s liberation from poverty through good leadership.

“The theme of this year’s conference, which is coincidentally taking place at a time the country is going into the general election, resonates well with Odinga’s sustained clamour for free, fair, credible, and hitch-free election,” stated the conference organisers.

Source : Kenyans