Mabi Azefor Fominyen,
Dakar has been the rallying point for three former African heads of states, city council mayors, local government officials ; among the over 500 participants attending the sixth edition of the conference of local government officials known as AFRICITIES.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, together with Ex-Presidents Pedro Pires of Cape Verde, and Nicephore Soglo of Benin during the opening of the summit chaired by Senegal's President Macky Sall; all underscored the pivotal role that local governments play in the development of many nations and urged that strenghtening Africa's cities and local governments was of utmost importance.
The theme for this sixth summit is "Building Africa from its territories: What challenges for local governments?".
Tonight, a Cultural evening holds in honour of delegates and some particitants attending the Africities summit in Dakar.
Attending the event in my capacity as the Impresario( MC like it is popularly called), will no doubt be another opportunity to capture highlights and share with you all.
Watch out then for more!