Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Highway Authority (TAHA)

Autorité de la route transafricaine Mombasa-Lagos (ARTA)

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June 1971, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), within the framework of Trans-African Highway System, by Resolution 226 (X) of Ministers of 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 Organization of African Unity (OAU). Overall programme was coordinated by 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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Recommends measures for and reviews implementation of the TAH project; mobilizes external financial and technical assistance; advises on and makes recommendations concerning construction and improvement of the Highway project and its feeder links from neighbouring States and on the improvement of international traffic on the Trans-African Highway.


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Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 12 countries
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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Roads
  • Commerce
    • Customs
  • Government
    • Authorities

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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