AfDB: Senegalese Amadou Hott at the helm of the governance committee - Jeune Afrique

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Senegalese Minister of the Economy, Amadou Hott, in Dakar, February 16, 2020.

Senegalese Minister of the Economy, Amadou Hott, in Dakar, February 16, 2020 © Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AP / SIPA

Set up after the ADB crisis, this new committee will examine the ethics policy of the African Development Bank.


This was the main announcement of the last annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB): the creation of an ad hoc committee to review all the governance rules of the institution and put definitively behind it "the Adesina affair ”.


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According to our information, it is Senegal which takes the head of this committee bringing together representatives of five countries and which will present its conclusions at the next edition of the annual meetings, in 2021.

Alongside Senegal, four other countries are mobilized: two Africans, South Africa and Morocco, and two outside the continent, the United States and Germany.

Five countries represented

Amadou Hott, the Senegalese Minister of the Economy and governor of the country within the ADB, of which he was the vice-president in charge of energy, climate and green growth between 2016 and 2019, will chair this committee.

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