Q1: At the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, in February, African leaders called for providing Africa with a larger part of the re-allocated Special Drawing Rights. Do you think Africa can succeed in securing a bigger settlement?
It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to Ghana, and to the 57th African Development Bank and 48th African Development Fund Annual General Meetings. As we say in Ghana, “Akwaaba!” You are amongst a people who pride themselves on their sense of hospitality. I hope that, by the end of your visit, you will agree with this claim.
Your Excellency, President Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, and our Host.
Your Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania.
Your Excellency, Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique.
Your Excellency Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of the Comoros.
Your Excellency, Tiemoko Meyliet Kone, Vice President of Cote d’Ivoire.
Your Excellency, Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of Rwanda.
Your Excellency Monique Nzanzabaganwa, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Dear Members of the Press,
Ladies and gentlemen
Good morning to you all.
I wish to welcome you to the Annual Meetings for 2022 of the African Development Bank Group.
I am so pleased that we all can meet physically, after the 2 years plus of Covid-19 that has prevented us from having physical annual meetings.
I am delighted that you, the press, are here in such large numbers from all over the world. We thank you for coming to hear of our work, the challenges facing Africa, and how the African Development Bank is responding to these challenges.