Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has given the assurance that the future of the continent is looking very promising.
Adesina referred to the Bank’s recent flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook 2019 which noted that the recovery in commodity prices is driving domestic demand and infrastructure investment.
He said: “The African Development Bank is at the centre of the actions taken to ensure the success of the continental free-trade area. We have invested over one billion dollars to support the financing of trade in Africa.
“We need to break down all barriers that impede the free movement of people across the continent, especially that of workers, because this is vital for promoting investment.
“Africa will not develop through aid, but through investment.”