Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been named the 2022 winner of the Africa Road Builders–Babacar Ndiaye Trophy. Th
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been named the 2022 winner of the Africa Road Builders–Babacar Ndiaye Trophy. The African Development Bank-sponsored prize is awarded to leading figures in Africa who have demonstrated a commitment to the development of the continent’s transport infrastructure.
The award selection committee commended Hassan for her “personal leadership, huge investments and commitment” to extending roads and the railway network in #Tanzania.
The committee noted the $290 million provided by the African Development Bank to support the revitalization of road, rail and air transport in Tanzania, and took into account the $172.2 million contract signed with the China Corporation Limited to supply 1,430 modern freight wagons to implement an ambitious Tanzania Railways Corporation program.