Abuja - Ahead of a key United Nations
conference, stakeholders from the continent have been urged to articulate a
common position regarding sustainable urban development in the continent.
This was the prevailing message at the ongoing Habitat
III Africa Regional Meeting in Abuja.
Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha
Baba Shehuri, who opened the event on behalf of the Federal Government, said
Africans should speak with one voice.
He said stakeholders should maintain that solidarity for
the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October.
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Shehuri said the meeting in Abuja was thus a milestone.
An array of personalities from the African region, drawn
from academia, civil societies and heads of delegation from the United Nations
Habitat secretariat in New York and Nairobi, are attending.
The aim of the meeting is to discuss African priorities
for sustainable urban development.
The outcome of this meeting will form a common position
for the continent.
- CAJ News