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Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank, Amadou Hott, has been appointed as Senegal's Minister of the Economy, Planning and International Partnerships.

President Macky Sall of Senegal made the announcement this weekend.

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank commented: "I am delighted with the announced appointment of Amadou Hott.

"He has done a great job as a Vice President at the African Development Bank, where he has helped to adeptly position and manage our power, energy and climate work, including several innovative and transformative energy projects.” Read more: Ivory Coast: Electricity regulators index report gains support

Responding further to the announcement Adesina said: “Amadou has been a great member of the senior leadership group of the African Development Bank Group and has made immense contributions.

"While I will greatly miss him, he certainly will be a great addition to the cabinet of President Macky Sall, to help deliver on his vision for a faster transformation of Senegal. I am confident that Amadou will significantly contribute to the advancement of Senegal and strongly deepen the excellent partnership that exists between Senegal and the African Development Bank."

Amadou Hott. Pic credit: AfDB
Amadou Hott. Pic credit: AfDB

Amadou Hott joined the African Development Bank in 2016.