The Lesotho Road Fund Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nkekeletse Makara will lead the Lesotho delegation to attend a four-day Southern Africa Focal Group Meeting hosted by the Roads Fund Administration in Salima, Malawi from Tuesday next week.

The meeting which draws together Road Funds in the region aims to keep members abreast with developments in the funding of roads sector, jointly celebrate milestones as well as to discuss challenges that Road Funds in the region encounter including jointly devising possible solutions to the challenges.

This is according to the Lesotho Road Fund Public Relations Manager, Mrs. Phumla Moleko who added that the meeting is convened by the mother body known as the African Roads Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) through its Focal Group in Southern Africa.

Mrs. Moleko said all member countries are expected to present on the pre-determined theme for the meeting namely ‘Ensuring Value for Money in Road Works’, saying member countries expected to participate and tackle the meeting’s theme along with Road Fund Lesotho include the host Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe,” she said.

The ASAFA meeting is hosted twice a year and it rotates amongst members. It prepares for the Annual General Meeting where all Road Funds in Africa convene. The last ASAFA meeting was hosted by Road Fund Administration in Windhoek, Namibia in January this year.

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 as well as to promote and strengthen links between members of African Road Funds.

Source: LENA 20/09/2019

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