Whiles corruption has taken over some countries in the continent, others have set their priorities right as they heavily invest in infrastructural projects that will enable their countries to grow.
According to the Global Competitiveness Report index, some countries have pointed out to be very keen as far as the progress of their infrastructure is concern.
The index tracks the performance of about 140 countries on 12 pillars of competitiveness, including the quality of road infrastructure development.
Below are the 5 African countries noted to have good roads:
The country is noted to be the first country in Africa to have the best roads. According to the report, Namibia is ranked 31 out of 137 countries in the world (with a score of 5.0 out of 7). It was first on the African continent. The current president of the country is Hage Geingob.
According to reports, Namibia’s progress in road infrastructure is attributed to the establishment of its Roads Authority in April 2000 that has paid attention to roads that were hitherto abandoned, contributing to socio-economic development.
The country is ranked second best in Africa (with a score of 5.0) to have the best roads. According to the report, the country has made a large investment in the transport infrastructure with aid from China, Japan, the European Union, among others.
Nonetheless, the government has announced moves to invest more in transport infrastructure in order to “plug domestic road network gaps and stimulate economic growth.” Paul Kagame is the country’s current president.
This country is ranked third best in Africa and 52 globally, beating global giants like Italy and Belgium. According to the report, due to the country’s strategic location and its proximity to Europe, it has enabled it to be among the top destinations for tourists. The Moroccan government has over the years invested in rural infrastructure, providing access to water and electricity and of course good roads. The name of the current president of the country is Mohammed VI.
Mauritius is ranked fourth and 48 globally (with a score of 4.5) with the best roads. This country is noted to be the most democratic country in Africa. It has roads that are in fairly good conditions with safety signs and a network for those who would want to take a tour of the island. The country’s president is Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
• South Africa
The country is ranked fifth in Africa and 50 globally (with a score of 4.4). Having one of the largest road networks in the world, South Africa’s modern road network has been planned and developed over the years with its main trunk routes. South Africa’s current president is Cyril Ramaphosa.