President Paul Kagame and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall have received Africa Road Builders Babacar Ndiaye Award 2017 presented to heads of states that have outstandingly promoted the building of transport infrastructures.
Leadership promoting unity and safety while enhancing youth development are among other criteria qualifying nominees for this award.
The award conferred to Kagame was received by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Amb. Claver Gatete while the one of Maky Sall was handed to the representative of Senegal in African Development Bank (AfDB), Papa Amadou SARR in the 52nd AfDB annual summit held in Ahmedabad city of India on Wednesday.
Babacar Ndiaye who presents the award lauded both heads of state for their transformative vision and requested others to emulate their deeds to realize Africa’s development.
The chairperson of the Africa Road Builders Committee Adama Wade highlighted that president Kagame was nominated based on excellent achievements like execution of various substantial development projects for Rwandans and Africans in general.
The award is an additional accolade to Kagame’s other additional decorations and recognition for maintaining order and cleanliness that characterize the roads of Kigali city which has earned international repute. PresidentSallhas been recognized for implementation railway project that will connect Dakar city and Diamnido.
The award is presented annually during the African Development Bank summit.
The previous one was bestowed to Ivory Cost president Alassane Ouattara in May 2016.