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POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Investing in infrastructure is critical to Africa’s growth. While there have been significant improvements in the development and quality of infrastructure across the continent, there is still a clear-cut deficit. Needless to say, this shortfall has its consequences, including bottlenecks in the smooth running of trade and export activities.
But funding infrastructural development in Africa is not cheap. According to the World Bank’s 2008 Africa Country Infrastructure Diagnostic study, the continent requires about $80 billion annually to cover infrastructure needs. Of course, the financing capacity of individual country governments is limited; hence there are opportunities for private investors to partner with African governments in the development of under-performing infrastructure such as investing in reliable power supply, water resources, roads and railway systems. For organisations wishing to penetrate into this sector, Oakmark can help to facilitate your entry.
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