Published on December 17, 2019 by : Mady Bangoura > Health and Territory Program: Conakry first African city enrolled in the project (PCA INTA Member) Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Mody Mahi Barry, a civil engineer, has just been elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Urban Management Association (INTA), based in Paris, which brings together all urban management professionals who think about the future and the development of tomorrow’s cities.
In an exclusive interview granted to Guinéenews, this graduate in technical management of the urban environment announces that thanks to collaborative approaches with the governorate of Conakry, the Guinean capital has also been selected as the first African city registered in the health and territory program. A program which, according to him, will develop projects for the city of Conakry.
“Projects that will both link the infrastructure of the territory and the health of the populations that occupy this territory. This is a great step forward. And we will continue to work with the Governorate of Conakry to take advantage, during the term that starts in 2020 for 2022, all the opportunities offered by this great global association, “he said.
“I sent my file to the General Secretariat of INTA with which I worked for a while. And this work has led Guinea to the registration of Conakry as the first African city member of INTA. So, I believe, it is in recognition of the personal efforts that I had to lead within that I was presented by the Secretary General in person. And fortunately, during the elections, the statutory members have elected for once an African within the International Urban Management Association, whose 43rd Congress will be held on January 24, 2020″, announced Mody Mahi Barry.
During this congress, he said, the president of the Board of Directors will be elected. “And I hope that we will participate in this congress to carry the voice of Africa, advocate for opportunities for African cities, because Africa is the only continent that is behind in terms of urban development and futuristic thinking for this urban development. We will carry the voice of Africa during this congress to try to attract funding to Conakry and why not to the sub-region and the rest of the continent? So I ask for the support of all Guineans so that my term of office in this great association can allow other Africans to integrate this very tight circle of urban management professionals, “said the new member of INTA.