AfBD board briefed on good progress for Annual Meetings in Arusha
17 February 2012
African Development Bank | February 16, 2012
Tanzania’s finance minister and chairman of the Board of Governors, Mustafa H. Mkulo, visited AfDB this week and briefed an informal Board meeting on the state of readiness for the Annual Meetings in Arusha in May.
He later also had talks with AfDB president Donald Kaberuka on various issues, including the performance of the portfolio in Tanzania.
Mkulo said: “I am satisfied with my meetings which were useful and successful.” On the theme of this year’s meetings, he said: “If we could succeed to agree on pushing the agenda on developing infrastructure, we shall have made a milestone that will make a big difference with other annual meetings we have had in the recent past.”
...We recognize infrastructure as the engine of growth for African countries in the drive to reduce poverty and foster economic development and regional integration. Africa cannot develop without infrastructure integration. This will also be part of the key issues on the table during the annual meetings