Elwood appointed Minister for Africa
Mr Tobias Elwood has been appointed as the United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa.
In a statement he issued yesterday following his appointment, Mr Elwood said “I am incredibly honoured to be continuing as a UK Foreign Office Minister and very pleased to take on responsibility for our work in Africa.”
He said the economic potential of Africa is vast with one third of all African economies expected to grow by 5 % or more this year.
“With our diplomatic network of 36 African posts, 19 British Council offices and 16 DFID offices, the UK remains well placed to work with Africa to maximise this economic potential and the opportunities for prosperity it offers. Given that 1 in 3 people in Africa are aged between 10 and 24, ensuring they have hope for the future is also vital.”