Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the African Development …

Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning!

         Tubifurije ikaze mu Rwanda! Welcome to Rwanda! And welcome to the Mid-Term Review of the African Development Fund (ADF-14).

         Let me warmly welcome our ADF Deputies who have travelled far distances to be here with us, as well as Ministers and their representatives from ADF countries, and our Executive Directors, Advisors and Management and Staff of the Bank. I also wish to specially thank our ADF Coordinator, Kyle Peters for accepting to support and guide us as we embark on this Mid-Term Review and look forward to ADF-15 ahead of us.

         I know you also travelled a lot yesterday to see the work of ADF in the field and communities. I hope that the inspiration you got from seeing the impacts of your investments…

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