"Africa must think big, act big and deliver big. We must never show low ambitions for Africa," African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina said on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the formal opening of the Annual Meetings of the Bank Group in Zambia on the theme "Energy and climate Change".
Addressing a huge gathering of heads of state, ministers, business corporates, civil society and the media in Lusaka, Adesina said that the Bank has raised its level of aspiration for Africa through its High 5 development priorities.
According to Adesina, these priorities - Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa - have received overwhelming support from the intuition's stakeholders across the Board.
Available data shows that although between 10 and 12 million young Africans enter the workforce each year, only three million formal jobs are created annually. "We need a sense of ... Read more »
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