The African Finance Minister of The Year, Dr Ngozi Okonjo - Iweala
Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Friday bagged the African Finance Minister of the year award for her outstanding performance as a finance minister.
According to Linkedin, the award was presented to her by the African Investor Magazine on the sideline of the ongoing annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC.
She received the award with great pride and thanked the organizers for the award. She also used the opportunity to talk about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, demanding all investors in Africa to join in the fight against disease that is destroying lives in some countries in West Africa. “What is happening in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra-Leone and the success we had in Nigeria and Senegal in containing this virus should not be allowed to set Africa back. “You as private sector and friends of Africa need to send the message that we should not be so afraid of Ebola that we stigmatise the whole continent. “I think that it is only with your own leadership, as African investors, that the rest of the world can see which way they should pass. So, I am really urging you to be ambassadors to the continent,” she said. Okonjo-Iweala said that in spite of the challenges facing the continent, African leaders should sustain the successes recorded in the past.