President Pail Kagame and his counterpart of Senegal Mack Sall have been nominated by The Africa Road Builders committee to receive the annual award of Super Prix Grand Bâtisseur (Super Grand Prix Builder) for transforming livelihoods of their citizens.
The Africa Road Builders committee is chaired by Adama Wade. It has selected president Kagame and Macky Sall based on reports of media and experts in issues related to road infrastructures, transport and sustainable development. Considered reports also incorporated the survey of journalists with expertise in development issues over the past five years.
President Kagame has been recognized for the order and cleanliness that characterize the roads of Kigali city where its good condition left the United Nations ranking Kigali as "the cleanest city in Africa".
President Macky Sall has been recognized for various projects including railyway that will connect Dakar city and Diamnido as the committee organizing the award unveiled to Financial Afrik.
The awards will be presented in the annual summit of African Development Bank slated on 22nd to 26th May 2017 in India in Mahatma Gandhi Conference Centre located in Ahmedabad of Gujarat state.
The Selection Committee has encouraged presidents Kagame and Macky Sall to do more for their respective countries and for the development of Africa.
Super Grand Prix Builder award was last year bestowed to Ivory Coast president, Alassane Ouattara.
It was launched by Babacar Ndiaye who was the president of African Bank of Development (BAD) between 1985 and 1995 to encourage young generation’s commitment in strengthening efforts in road and transport infrastructures as he did during his leadership.