President Akufo-Addo appealed to the incoming President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) to give urgent consideration to Ghana’s request for funding to develop its railway sector.
President Akufo-Addo drew the attention of the current EBID chief who is a Ghanaian to realize that although he is from Ghana, he holds an office that requires him to represent the needs of the whole ECOWAS region and not a section of it.
“You’re not just there as a Ghanaian, but you’re there as a West African, as someone representing the region’s purposes. You’ll have the full backing of my government and the leader who worked so fiercely to make sure you get what your right was. We will seek to provide you with full assistance “stated by President Akufo-Addo.
The Bank’s mission is to be the leading financial agency for global investment and development in West Africa, as well as an essential instrument for poverty reduction, wealth creation and job promotion for the well-being of the ECOWAS region.
New EBID President
President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, Dr. George Agyekum Nana Donkor, in his brief comment, registered his appreciation to the President and the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, for supporting and standing with him during the rather difficult and challenging process of selecting a successor for the outgoing President of the EBID.
“I will never undermine the confidence that you have placed in me. I will make sure that I lift the flag of Ghana very high. I also promise with a deep sense of humility to engage with all stakeholders in this journey with the view to promoting resilient growth for the benefit of our people. Your Excellency, the Bank will support your development agenda in this country” Dr. Donkor stated.