The decision by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to open a regional office in Tunisia is part of a strategy of decentralization that it adopts to get closer to its customers, said Senior ICT Project Manager for Department Transportation, Urban Development, and ICT at the African Development Bank, Samantar Omar Elmi.
Indeed, there has been a new organization of the bank through which the senior management of the bank wants to get closer to its customers, explained Samantar.
“It is within this framework that the bank has identified five regions in Africa where regional resource centers (regional offices) will be headed by Directors-General. The appointment of these DGs has recently taken place, “he added.
These are the following 5 regions: Southern Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa and North Africa. The bank works in this geographical division, in order to get closer to its customers.
This process, which is still ongoing, is the result of discussions between senior management of the bank and member countries, he said.
AfDB Regional Director for Africa North Africa, Jacob Kolster had announced last Wednesday on the sidelines of the International Investment Conference “Tunisia 2020” that Tunisia was chosen to house the regional office of the AfDB (African Development Bank) for the North
Africa region. Six countries have applied for hosting the office, including Egypt, Morocco and Algeria.