The President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is attend the 2018 anniversary of the union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar that gave birth to the United Republic of Tanzania.
Adesina, has been invited as a special guest to deliver remarks at the event, scheduled for April 26 at the Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma.
As part of his State visit to Tanzania, Adesina will on April 27 perform the official opening of the Dodoma-Babati road project, which was co-financed by the Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
During his visit, Adesiona and the Bank’s delegation will hold bilateral meetings with Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli, development partners, private-sector representatives, African diplomatic corps and top Government officials in Tanzanian cities of Dar es Salam and Dodoma.
The Bank’s delegation will then proceed to Kigali, Rwanda, to participate in the Ibrahim Governance Forum (April 27-29), where Adesina will host high-level bilateral meetings. Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi is among the key note speakers invited to speak at the event.
The Dodoma-Babati road is an important road network between the central and northern regions of Tanzania. It is also part of the East African Community trunk road network (Route 5), the Southern Africa Development Community Regional Trunk Road Network (RTRN-Route 25), and the Trans-Africa Highway from Cape Town to Cairo (Highway No 4).
It will link Tanzania to the neighbouring countries of Zambia in the South and Kenya in the North, and to the southern and northern African countries.