President Cyril Ramaphosa has rightly prioritised infrastructure as a driver for economic growth. Investment in infrastructure is important for faster economic growth and the alleviation of poverty. It also allows countries to grow and develop sustainably and equitably.
Investment in infrastructure can also ensure inclusive growth. For instance, the expansion in infrastructure facilities such as irrigation, road infrastructure and rural electrification should promote agricultural growth and agro-processing industries.
These general infrastructure facilities will help farmers and owners of processing industries to get their raw materials, fertilisers and other inputs affordably and help bring products to markets located in big towns and cities.