Road Fund boss to chair regional body


  • Makara succeeds Professor Angelo Macuacua, who heads the Road Fund Mozambique


MASERU – Lesotho has been entrusted with the mammoth task of leading the regional road funds body, the ARMFA Southern Africa Focal Group (ASAFG) following the appointment of Nkekeletse Makara as the outfit’s new Chief Executive Officer. Makara’s recent appointment during the regional meeting held in Lusaka Zambia is seen as a great achievement for the Road Fund in Lesotho.

He will be part of the Executive Committee of the regional component for another two years after serving as the outfit’s Vice Chairperson for the past two years. He succeeds Professor Angelo Macuacua, who heads the Road Fund Mozambique.  In his maiden key note address, Makara expressed his gratitude for being entrusted with the mammoth task, underscoring his commitment to performing to the best of his ability to better lead the organisation.

He said he learned a lot during his tenure as Vice Chairperson, adding that the Southern Africa Focal Group is one of the strongest in Africa, due to the solidarity that reigns within the member states.  “I believe that united we can achieve a lot through our consolidated efforts as the region to ensure value for money in undertaking our mandate to finance maintenance of roads within our various countries and within the region,” Makara said following his appointment.  This was the first ASAFG meeting in 2023 convened with the purpose to jointly prepare for the upcoming Annual General Assembly to be hosted in Maputo, Mozambique in April.

The meeting was convened under the mother body, the African Roads Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA) through its Southern Africa arm, ASAFG (ARMFA Southern Africa Focal Group). The ASAFG meeting is hosted at least twice a year and rotates amongst members. It is a platform for collaboration and concerted efforts amongst members. The last meeting was hosted by Angola. This year’s meeting was attended by Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.

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