Road Funds in the Southern African Region are set to convene in Maseru, during a three-day meeting to be hosted by the Road Fund Lesotho, at the ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre from Wednesday February 16 to 18, 2022.
The Meeting is convened under the mother body known as African Roads Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) through its Southern Africa arm known as ASAFG (ARMFA Southern Africa Focal Group).
The purpose of the meeting is for the Road Funds to keep abreast with developments in the funding of road sector in the region and to jointly prepare for the ARMFA Annual General Assembly which will be held at the beginning of May 2022 in Dakar, Senegal.
The Meeting will be officiated by the Honourable Minister of Finance Mr. Thabo Sophonea. Other speakers will include the President of ARMFA Mr. Ali Ipinge also the Chief Executive Officer of Namibia Road Fund Administration; the Chairperson of ASAFG Professor Angelo Macuacua also the Chief Executive Officer of Mozambique Road Fund and the Deputy Chairperson of ASAFG Mr. Nkekeletse Makara also CEO of Road Fund in Lesotho.
The ASAFG meeting is hosted at least twice a year and it rotates amongst members. It is a platform for collaboration and concerted efforts amongst members, and it also prepares for the Annual General Meeting where all Road Funds in Africa convene. The last ASAFG meeting was hosted by the Road Fund in Mozambique.
ARMFA is a non-profit making and non-political association that was founded in the year 2003 in Libreville, Gabon. The aim is to form a platform and a network for experience and information sharing on best road maintenance practices in Africa; to discuss and find opportunities on funding options and to promote and strengthen links between members of African Road Funds.