The Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) held its 34th Ordinary General Assembly in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique on 12 May 2008.
The Opening Ceremony, the working sessions and the Closing Ceremony were held at the Avenida Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique. Opening statements were made by Dr. Antonio Souto, CEO of GAPI the host institution; Mr Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena, Chairman of AADFI; Mr Mandla Gantsho, Vice-President, Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration of the African Development Bank (ADB) as well as His Excellency Manuel Chang, Honorable Finance Minister of the Republic of Mozambique, who presided over the official Opening Ceremony.
In his statement to the Assembly, Dr. Antonio Souto expressed great delight for his institution, GAPI, to play host to the Annual General Assembly Meetings of the AADFI and requested the admission of GAPI, as member of the pan African Association for Development Finance Institutions.
Mr Mvuleni Geoffrey Qhena in his address informed the gathering of the Association’s activities and achievements in 2007 and urged member-institutions to continue efforts to keep the Association moving forward.