In the wake of the cabinet reshuffle on 5 September 2019 in Côte d’Ivoire, things are becoming clearer about the position of the first economy of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (40% of GDP and 50% of the money supply). in circulation) vis-à-vis the African Development Bank which is moving towards elective general meetings in May 2020.
Thus, Adama Koné, previously Minister of the Economy of Finance, was appointed Minister to the President of the Republic in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs to represent Côte d’Ivoire, as administrator, to the African Development Bank (AfDB), to “support Nigeria in the quest for the renewal of the mandate of President Akinwumi Adesina” which is doing an excellent job, “said President Alassane Ouattara on the sidelines of the press conference held on September 5.
By this solemn declaration to the Prime Minister and his government, President Alassane Ouattara, heavyweight of the UEMOA and ECOWAS, has decided in favor of a second term for the Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Bank. Development (AfDB). At the head of the institution in 2015, the Nigerian reoriented the pan-African bank around five major objectives including Agriculture (feed Africa) and electrification.