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Here Are Top 5 African Nations With The Highest Vehicles On The Road (Sub-Saharan)

There’s a mutual relationship between the number of vehicles you see within a community/country and its economic activities. It might be possible that seeing many cars mean there’s wealth, as automobiles are not exactly the most affordable utility. It might be simple logic, but it is empirically authentic.

The formula is rather elementary. The more people you see within a geographic region, the more they higher the chances that said region is an economic hub.

When we talk of Economic hubs: they’re  typically very fast-paced, and this even creates a need for transport infrastructures and vehicles. This requires inadvertently creates an influx of vehicles, both automobiles and railed vehicles.

However, in Africa and beyond, regions with massive wealth reserves and economic opportunities routinely attract crowds that would eventually generate a demand for more parking spaces.

Below is a list of Sub-Saharan African countries with the most vehicles on their roads. Data on the estimated amount of vehicles on its roads, population, and motor vehicles person, will be listed below.

Read Also: List of top 10 African countries with the highest number of millionaires in 2022

South Africa: Down in the southern region of the continent lies this economic behemoth. Home of the cradle of humankind paleoanthropological site which was declared a world heritage site, this country has a population of 60.6 million. The country is estimated to have around 13,570,330 motor vehicles according to NationMaster, a prominent statistics database that has its headquarters in Australia. Its motor vehicles per person index is 232.

Nigeria: Popularly known as the heart of Africa, or the giants of Africa, Nigeria has one of the largest diasporas in Africa. It is also the most populated country in Africa at 218+ million. According to a report by the Vanguard newspaper, Nigeria has around 13,000,000 million cars in the country, making its motor vehicles per person 61.

Ivory Coast: Ivory Coast, is a West African nation named after the elephant teeth trade boom in the 1900s. The country is also known as Cote d’Ivoire and has a population of 26.38 million. This country recorded 1,554,000 registered road vehicles according to NationMaster. Its motor vehicles per 1000 persons is 60.

Democratic Republic of Congo: The Democratic Republic of Congo, not to be confused with the Republic of Congo, is a country with abundant and diverse natural resources, boasting the world’s largest cobalt reserves. It has a population of 89.56 million and the number of motor vehicles on its roads stand at 2,791,500. This is according to NationMaster. Its motor vehicles per person is 32.

Kenya: Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, and has been center stage in Africa owing to its recently concluded presidential election. This country has a population of 53.77 million. According to Ceci, a Kenyan-based team of expert economists and analysts, the number of registered vehicles in Kenya stood at 3,608,110.000 Units in 2019. Its motor vehicles per 1000 persons is 69.

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56 People Eating Nigeria Like Termites Says Al-Mustapha

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), former Chief Security Officer to the late General Sani Abacha, has alleged that some persons are “eating Nigeria like termites”.

Al-Mustapha said this in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation ( BBC).

The retired major said these persons were 56 in number, adding that he came across the information while in prison.

Al-Mustapha was arrested on October 21, 1998, over the death of Kudirat, wife of MKO Abiola.

He was in Kirikiri Prison in Lagos until the court cleared him of all the allegations levelled against him in 2013.

When asked to name the persons “eating Nigeria”, Al-Mustapha said it was a discussion for another day.

He said he knew who the persons were and he would disclose their identities when the time was ripe.

He added that these persons were richer than the country, saying Nigeria would prosper if they could go on leave “for just six months”.

Al-Mustapha, who is contesting the 2023 Presidential election on the platform of Action Alliance ( AA), vowed to deal with insecurity if elected.

He said he would relocate to Sambisa forest, Boko Haram’s stronghold in Borno State, if Nigerians elect him in 2023.

“If I become the President, I will live in Sambisa; I will stay there during weekends, holidays and see if anyone will touch me. I will deal with the problem of insecurity no matter whose ox is gored.”

“Look at the silly act of Boko Haram, I swear if it is not possible in 6 months to deal with them, I will demote all these senior officers and send them home. They would be prosecuted and must return the money given to them. I will probe them.

“Nigerian soldiers have now become policemen and you know how corrupt our police are. So, within these six months, I will bring sanity into the way the Nigerian military operates to be able to confront emerging security threats with renewed vigour and commitment.”

He said although he has been admiring President Muhammadu Buhari since his childhood, the Nigerian leader is surrounded by sycophants and corrupt politicians.

“Those surrounding him are the problem of this country,” he said.

Al- Mustapha said once Buhari trusts a person, he does not go ahead to never check on such person and therefore, those people surrounding the President were those who allegedly spoiled the country.

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