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AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina in Kenya for four-day tour





The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, is in Nairobi for a four-day tour of the country, in which he will inspect key projects of the bank in the country.


Dr Adesina will inspect the Kenol-Sagana-Marua highway project, which is co-financed by AfDB to the tune of $191 million, while the Kenyan government contributes $52 million, and the Africa Growing Together Fund giving $33 million.


The project involves upgrading of the current 84km two-way single bitumen road to a two-lane dual carriage way, and is expected to ease access to the northern corridor by reducing time by about 26 percent and cost by 35 percent.


“The road will reinforce the Kenyan government’s efforts to improve the quality of life of the Kenyan people. It will reduce travel time, expand markets beyond national boundaries and boost rural productivity in the project regions,” AfDB’s Director General for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo commented on the project.

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