Pedalling progress.

Position:DEVELOPMENT - Brief article

The African Agenda for Bicycles (AAB) has been formed as a task-force team of civil society organisations and individuals from more than 15 sub-Saharan countries - teaming up with the component manufacturer Shimano, with the aim of reducing the price of new bicycles in Africa. They advocate the slashing of import duties and taxes on bicycle parts, and the setting up of local bicycle assembly plants. They see cycling as a highly desirable socio- economic tool for economic development. Patrick Kayemba, managing director of the First African Bicycle Information Organisation in Uganda, says that if you have a...

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