You are an embodiment of a remarkable ‘can-do’ African spirit- AfDB boss lauds Akufo-Addo

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi A. Adesina, has congratulated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for being named the African of the Year by Forbes Magazine.

Forbes Africa magazine in its latest issue unveiled on Friday, December 3, 2021, named Ghana's President as the African of the Year.

“@NAkufoAddo, Ghana’s President, has repositioned the country in the global marketplace as one reliant on its own resources and strengths. Get your copy of FORBES AFRICA and read an exclusive interview with #NanaAkufoAddo,” Forbes Africa tweeted.

Reacting to this announcement, the AfDB boss in a message sent to Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin said, “I would like to warmly congratulate HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, on being named Forbes Africa’s ‘African of the Year.’


“This is an excellent and very well-deserved honour and recognition. As a leader, you continue to push the boundaries of what is possible for Ghana and the people of Africa. You are an embodiment of a remarkable ‘can-do’ African spirit … a spirit of focused determination that seeks to make a difference in the lives of your people and unleash Africa’s true potential.”

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo while reacting to the recognition told CNBC Africa that he was grateful for the recognition.

He said, “Thanks very much for recognizing the work that we are doing here in Ghana. For the African version of the magazine to pick me, I’m very grateful for me.”


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