AFD celebrates its 30th anniversary in Ghana
In May 2015, AFD Accra celebrated its 30th anniversary in Ghana with four main events: a media tour to one of its flagship projects, an official launch of the anniversary, a roundtable and a photographic exhibition.
(i) Six media houses took part in the media tour to the Kpong Dam, an AFD project which consists of retrofitting the four turbines of the hydroelectric plant with a view to extend its life by 20 to 30 years.
(ii) An official launch of the anniversary which saw the participation of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency and other ministers and deputy ministers, including Mayors and many of our partners as well as the media, gave the opportunity to show the “30 Years of Partnership” film produced for this occasion. The film which received a high rating from participants illustrates five of AFD’s projects in Agriculture, Urban Development, Energy and the Private Sector.
(iii) A roundtable on “Aid Effectiveness in Ghana”, held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Affairs (GIMPA), which gave AFD the opportunity to throw the spotlight on itself and to revisit the issue of how aid should be administered by traditional and new development partners.
(iv) And finally, a photographic exhibition, produced out of seven other AFD projects in Ghana, was launched at Alliance Française, Accra. The exhibition will go on a tour to Takoradi in the Western Region and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Alain Ries was with AFD Accra for the two-day event. He was a panelist at the GIMPA roundtable; he also awarded a retired employee of AFD Accra a medal to signify 20 years of service.