The African Energy Commission had all its delegates giving their opening speeches with the Republic of Tunisia giving a wonderful speech on the problems and solutions to the failure of energy in not just her country, but in the whole of Africa.
According to the delegate from Gabon, Ethiopia has boosted their economy through geothermal energy, the United States of America has good electricity then what can be said about sustainable energy production in Africa?
One of the moderated caucuses was motioned by the Republic of Tunisia requesting for the involvement of private sector and public sector in improving African efficiencies. Another was motioned by the republic of Egypt for Pan African Cooperation in energy production and the sharing of Nile Water resources.
The republic of Mali urged all countries to participate in the R20 and Arca to provide more energy for Africa. Both of these are European and are in the private sectors. They have helped to provide electricity in Mali as well as the rest of the world.
Updates from UNECA
Amongst interested debates raised included South Africa’s delegate proposition to haveMicrosoft play a keyrole in bettering education in the computer science arena given its integral role in the technological space. Having Microsoft in Africa will enable the provision of materials for learning and cultivation if ideas amongst the youth.
The Arab Republic of Egyptalso suggested that subsectors that foreign aid provided to improve education should be managed better as most of these funds end up in the wrong pocket thus denying millions the chance to acquire a good education.The delegate of Egypt went furtheron to highlight the key role played by NGOs in improving education. 300 schools were built in Egypt with the aid acquired from these NGOs.
By CNN Correspondent: Fatima Aliyu