The debate that had been initiated is a good one. It is very difficult to refute the fact that transport can reduce poverty in Africa. However my main concern has been that so many policies have been developed for Africa, some are now almost ten to twenty years old. But on the ground it seems things are moving yes but at a snails pace. One would ask why. And my answer will be that we have the vehicle that can reduce poverty , but with no driver in it. So many policy issues have lacked the edge due to the non involvement of technical stakeholders who are always on the ground implementing and making the dream a reality. It is unless and until this trend is addressed that we will will still have poverty reduction through transport infrastructure a day dream.