Pierre Guislain the Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialisation at the AfDB says development banks like Afreximbank and the AfDB have a core mandate to harness the potential of Africa’s private sector to accelerate the continent’s transformation. He explored ways to attain this transformation with CNBC Africa's Christy Cole.
Hemant Bakshi, president director of Unilever Indonesia, talks about the $350 billion infrastructure drive by the Indonesian government led by President Joko Widodo, who is set to win a second term. Bakshi also discusses the company's strategy for the local market.
Operators have often cited lack of infrastructure as one of the banes of Nigeria’s telecom sector. So how can the government scale up revenue from the sector? Lami Adekola, Co-Founder and Director of Hamilton and George join CNBC Africa to discuss this.
Ahead of Nigeria's presidential elections, CEO of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah says candidates aspiring for political office should prioritise investments in infrastructure development and promote bills that will foster the country's digital economy if elected into office.
Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat talks about the government's goals, and next month’s budget. Heng is widely viewed as most likely to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after being named the first assistant secretary-general of Singapore’s ruling political party in November.
Managing rapid urbanization has become one of the most important development challenges for Africa. The continent faces huge problems in meeting the needs of its growing urban populations, including housing and infrastructure. Christian Benimana, an architect from Rwanda, takes up the challenge.