Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, has commended the developmental efforts and steady progress in digital technology across Africa, despite challenges and the need to do more.
She spoke on Monday at the formal opening of the Ministerial Segment of the 52nd Session of the Economic Commission for Africa,ECA conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
The conference, holding in Marrakech, Morocco, is themed: ‘Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: a strategy for Africa’.
Mohammed said Africa was on the move, especially when compared to progress in other regions. Her segment attracted participants including the UN Undersecretary and Executive Secretary of the ECA, Vera Songwe, and Moustafa Yousif Holi, State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Sudan, who was also the chairman of the Bureau of experts.