Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway Authority (TAHA)

Autorité de la route transafricaine Mombasa-Lagos (ARTA)

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1971-06 Addis Ababa Ethiopia


Jun 1971, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), within the framework of U-XF5181 - Trans-African Highway System, by Resolution 226 (X) of Ministers of E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), as Trans-African Highway Coordinating Committee -- Comité de coordination de la route transafricaine. New Agreement signed 1978, Yaoundé (Cameroon), designating Bangui (Central African Rep) as Headquarters of the TAH Authority and with the title Trans-African Highway Authority -- Autorité de la route transafricaine. TAHA Secretariat established 1981, under listed title, when Coordinating Committee ceased to exist. Operated under the aegis of ECA and H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU). Overall programme was coordinated by H-XE1436 - Trans-African Highway Bureau. As of 2001, no longer functions.


Promote and coordinate the planning, improvement, construction and maintenance of the Trans-African Highway linking Mombasa to Lagos (Nigeria), and its feeder links; take necessary measures for its efficient utilization, particularly to standardize and harmonize customs formalities.


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