Kagame to pay tribute to outgoing WB vice-president
President Kagame will today in Washington, D.C., deliver key remarks at a tribute in honour of outgoing World Bank vice president, Dr. Obiageli "Oby" Ezekwesili, for her contribution to Africa during her tenure.
During her last visit to Rwanda in late 2010, Dr. Ezekwesili reaffirmed the Bank’s support and commitment to Rwandans in their development process, stating “You can be assured that the World Bank will stand a steady course of partnership with the people and the leadership of Rwanda.”
The top three sectors in Rwanda currently funded by the World Bank are energy, agriculture, and private sector development.
The event will be jointly organised by the Whitaker Group, the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Wilson Centre.
Rosa Whitaker, CEO of the Whitaker Group, said the evening is meant to “To recognize Dr. Oby’s personal dedication, pioneering initiatives and sterling achievements at the Bank in support of Africa.”
Also as part of his visit to the United States, President Kagame is expected to meet with the Atlantic Council, think tank and public policy group based in Washington, D.C.
The Atlantic Council was founded in 1961 to promote transatlantic cooperation and international security.