12 September 2017
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Kenyan Government Delighted With AfDB's Partnership, As Nnenna Nwabufo Receives Accreditation As Country Manager

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Amina Mohammed , presents AfDB's Nnenna Nwabufo with her letter of accreditation.

The Government of Kenya has expressed delight with the African Development Bank Group as a major partner in the country's development agenda.

The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, Ambassador Dr. Amina Mohammed, made the commendation when Nnenna Nwabufo presented her letter of accreditation as the African Development Bank's Country Manager on August 22.

Accepting the accreditation letter, Cabinet Secretary Mohammed said she was pleased to have somebody of Nwabufo's caliber representing the Bank and managing its operations in Kenya. She expressed optimism that the relationship would be strengthened with the upgrade of the AfDB Regional Office serving East Africa.

Nwabufo thanked the Government of Kenya for accepting her nomination, and particularly its swiftness in finalizing the diplomatic process of accreditation. This, she stressed, reflects the good and strong relationship the Bank has established with the country.

Nwabufo promised to use her position to advance the Bank's goal of moving services closer to clients.

Part of the strategy under the broad agenda of the Bank Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, is to bolster the Regional Resource Centers for greater and effective dialogue with member countries to deliver on the Bank's development priorities, known as the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.afdb.org/en/the-high-5/">High 5s</a>, she stressed.

Consequently, the Regional Resource Center in Nairobi was upgraded to the East African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, led by the Director General, Gabriel Negatu.

"In order to strengthen our relations and by implication the development impact, the Bank also established the position of Country Manager, which will double as the Deputy Director General for the East Africa operations. This strategy demonstrates the Bank's goal to establish a long and viable presence in Kenya and within the region," Nwabufo added.

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