Accra, 4th September, 2020 - Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has given assurance of the nation’s readiness to host the next African Development Bank Annual Meetings in 2021.
The decision to have the next meeting hosted possibly in May 2021, in Ghana was arrived at during the Bank’s Virtual Annual meetings in Cote d’lvoire, which ended on Thursday, 27, August 2020.
Disclosing the news to members of the bank during the virtual meeting, President of the Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina noted he was upbeat about Ghana’s ability and readiness to host the next meeting.
Ken Ofori-Atta who has been elected the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank at this year’s Annual Meetings commended the entire member states for the confidence reposed in Ghana to host the next meetings.
The Finance Minister took over the chairmanship position from Mr. Niale Kaba, the Minister for Planning and Development of the Republic of Cote d’ lvoire.
According to him, Ghana as a member state was committed to the vision, goals and aspirations of the bank hence the excitement to be a central part of the forward movement of the Bank next year.
He used the opportunity to thank his predecessor for guiding the activities of the bank before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
He again commended the unanimity displayed by Governors during the meetings and their support for Africa’s future which would require collective and strenuous efforts to help build back from the loss inflicted by the pandemic.
The African Development Bank is Africa’s premier development finance institution, comprising 54 regional and 27 non-regional member countries.
The Annual Meetings which are held in member states on rotational basis bring together the 81 member countries to deliberate on issues affecting the continent and how to promote economic development. END