AfDB President on visit to Congo: “The AfDB believes strongly in regional projects
It was in Congo that Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, began his official visit to Central Africa, on February 24, 2014. Scheduled for four days, the visit concluded in Libreville, Gabon, on February 27.
During his audience with the President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, in Brazzaville, Kaberuka was able to judge for himself the country’s recent economic performance. This included, in particular, the level of investment which is among the highest on the continent.
In addition to meeting the Head of State, the AfDB President was keen to meet members of the Government who are at the heart of Congo’s economic recovery. These were the Ministers responsible for the following: Industrial Development and Promotion of the Private Sector, Transport, Mines, Forestry Economy, Energy, SMEs, Social Affairs, Special Economic Areas, Technical Instruction, and Planning and Integration. It was an opportunity for systematic consideration of the various projects in the AfDB portfolio for the country, along with sectoral views and an explanation of the Bank’s strategy in Congo.