BY HENRY KIMOLI – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has sensationally claimed that he almost declined its role as Africa’s chief infrastructure diplomat for fear that he was being set up for failure.
Raila said it took President Uhuru Kenyatta pursuation to accept the job, which he has now taken with alot of enthusiasm.
According to his utterances, his idea is to open up all landlocked countries in Africa and hence foster African trade.
Raila also added that without good roads and railway connections ports themselves add for nothing.
He said air transport was a low hanging fruit that must be utilised. He said bureaucracy was to blame for the low traction of air transport. He also lamented that air transport is the cheapest and asked that this be explored in all african states.
He was speaking during the Afro Champions Infructure held at the Windor Resort, in Kenya.