AfDB: Bureau Appoints Review Panel, Recalls Authorization of Independent Panel

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The Bureau of the Boards Of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has appointed a three member panel to review the Report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors relative to the allegations made by Whistle blowers against the President of the Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.

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This was made known on Tuesday in a communique signed by the Chairperson of the Bureau of the Boards of Governors of the AfDB, Ms. Niale Kaba. The panel which will be chaired by Mrs. Mary Robinson, constitute a High-Level Panel of Independent Experts, individuals with unquestionable experience, high international reputation and professional integrity as stated in the communique.

The communique reads: “The Bureau recalls its Communiqué issued on June 4th 2020 informing the general public of its decision to authorize an Independent Review of the Report of the Ethics Committee of the Boards of Directors relative to the allegations made by Whistle blowers against the President of the Bank Group.”

“The Bureau agreed on the Terms of Reference for the Independent Review at its meetings of 18 June 2020 and 1st July 2020 and selected three persons namely, Mrs. Mary Robinson, Mr. Hassan B. Jallow and Mr. Leonard F. McCarthy to constitute a High-Level Panel of Independent Experts to conduct the said Review – individuals with unquestionable experience, high international reputation and professional integrity. The panel will be chaired by Mrs. Robinson.”

The Bureau also reaffirms its trust and confidence in the panel and expressed its commitment in assisting the panel during the process. The Bureau also expects that the panel’s report is submitted within the next two to four weeks.

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