UN urges Africa to prioritize manufacturing for sustainable development

NAIROBI. — The United Nations on Tuesday urged African governments to prioritize the manufacturing sector in order to achieve sustainable development. Emmanuel Kalenzi, representative for Kenya, Eritrea, South Sudan, Comoros and Seychelles at United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), told journalists in Nairobi that in the past, the continent tended to concentrate on the social sectors such as education and health. “African governments should prioritise productive sectors such as the manufacturing sector because they tend to provide jobs as well as products and services that are needed to support other sectors,”…

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