ABOUT SARARAIL CONFERENCE
Modal equity was to be achieved by enforcing the User Pays Principle where the road pays the full cost of road infrastructure or infrastructure support to railways by Governments.
Members of SARA are predominantly railways in the SADC region, some major railway customers and suppliers, and other organisations with special interest in railways.
To facilitate the creation of an environment where the railway industry is a top performer in the transport sector and make rail the mode of choice.
To be the leader in the promotion of trade, movement of goods and passengers, social and economic growth in the SADC region and Africa as a whole.
Guiding Principles and Values
SARA through its members strives to jointly provide cost effective seamless services in an ethical business conduct prescribed by the following:
Accountability Convergence Efficiency Excellence Interoperability Innovativeness Predictability Timeliness
Ethics Equity Honesty Integrity Loyalty Professionalism Transparency Safety
Objectives of SARA
As a regional association of railways in the SADC region and some of their associates (customers, suppliers and other interest organisations) whose mission is to promote effective performance of railways, SARA’s mandate intends to achieve the following;
a) Levelling the playing field between surface transport modes to allow for fair competition
b) Development of adequate capacity to cater for demand
c) Improved operational efficiency and effectiveness of regional railways