Macky Sall: NEPAD empowers rural women



June 16 th, 2015

Johannesburg - Illicit financial flows, including tax evasion and fraud, have resulted in an estimated loss of R16 trillion in Africa from 1970 to 2010, said Senegalese President Macky Sall on Saturday in Johannesburg during the 25th AU summit. The damage is estimated at R744bn per year which is more than the official development aid received by Africa. He noted that NEPAD is now well anchored in the definition of the scale development strategies of the continent. He praised the efforts made in the framework of the NEPAD fund with a view to strengthening agricultural technical capacity in Africa, especially for rural women. “Improving the status of women in rural areas is quite crucial and symbolic” said Sall, referring to the summit theme.

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