The Senegalese capital, Dakar has been chosen to host the 6th Pan-African Forum of Africa’s Local Authorities and Governments (Africities) in 2012, the most important gathering on decentralized management and city management on the continent, Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, the Secretary General of Africa’s United Cities and Local Governments (CGLUA) announced late on Saturday.
Mr. Mbassi was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 5th ‘Africities’, which opened on Wednesday in the southern Moroccan city of Marrakesh, in the presence of delegations from several African countries.
“Africities” is a platform of expression for African local authorities and governments, it is organized on a three-year basis since 1998 in a city of the continent, in an effort to make a “concrete” evaluation of the decentralization process.
In 2000, African local authorities decided to set up a coordinating body in Windhoek, Namibia, prior to the launch in 2005 of Africa’s United Cities and Local Governments (CGLUA) in Tshwane, South Africa.
Source African Press Agency