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World Bank Africa Vice President visits Ghana


By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

Mr. Makhtar Diop, the World Bank Africa Vice President for Africa paid a two-day visit to Ghana from Tuesday 4 April, 2017.

He is also expected to visit Benin and Togo after his visit to Ghana.

While in Ghana, Mr. Diop is expected to pay a courtesy call on President Nana Akufo-Addo to discuss development challenges and opportunities in Education, Energy, Agriculture, and other sectors of the economy.

The World Bank Africa Vice President will also have discussions with the head of Ghana’s economic team, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

The two Vice Presidents discussions will strengthen the relationship between Ghana and World Bank Africa. They are expected to deliberate on macroeconomic issues and explore ways to work together to support Ghana's development agenda.

This will be the third time Mr. Diop is visiting Ghana, since he became Vice President in 2012.

The World Bank has been in Ghana since 1957. The current Country Partnership Strategy for Fiscal Years 2013-2018 was endorsed by the World Bank board in September 2013 and extended to 2018 in October 2016.

The active International Development Association (IDA), an arm of World Bank portfolio in Ghana comprises of 20 projects, cutting across all major sectors including energy, transport, education, water and sanitation, among others.

All World Bank commitments stand at US$1,731 billion with about 66% disbursed. Ghana also participates in four regional projects with national commitment amounting to US$383 million.




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