In a speech on 5 August in Nairobi, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lauded African countries for participating in the EITI. Addressing Africa’s challenges, Clinton said:
“The solution starts with transparency. A famous judge in my country once said that sunlight is the best disinfectant, and there's a lot of sunlight in Africa. African countries are starting to embrace this view through participation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Creating a favorable investment climate requires countries to translate politics into governing.”
Secretary Clinton’s full remarks from the 8th Forum of the African Growth and Opportunity Act are available at US Department of State website.