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5-man Liberian delegation attends World Bank, IMF forums

By Nathan Charles
 Finance Minister, Amara Konneh head of delegation
Finance Minister, Amara Konneh head of delegation

( 12/2013) Finance Minister, Amara Konneh, is heading a 5-man Liberian delegation to Washington DC, USA.

The Konneh-led delegation is expected to attend the 2013 High-Level Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, United States of America.

Other members of the Liberian delegation include the Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Mills Jones, and a member of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, Representative Munah Pelham.

Others are the President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment, John B.S Davis.

The delegation will participate in series of high-level meetings, including the African Group-1 Constituency and Caucus meetings to which Liberia is a Vice Chair.

The meetings will provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the World Bank and the IMF better serve their member countries.

The delegation is also scheduled to hold meetings with World Bank Senior Executives, including the Bank’s Vice President, Makta Diop, and the IMF.

The delegation will use the meetings to push for more resources for the successful implementation of Liberia’s ambitious development agenda for transformation.

At the meetings, the delegation will brief the Bank and the IMF on the Liberian government’s progress and challenges in its development efforts.

The Government’s vision for sustainable growth and development includes investing in infrastructure, with special emphasis on the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant, roads and ports.

Minister Konneh and his team will also highlight the urgent need for the Fund and the Bank to assist Liberia in the areas of infrastructure development.

Assistance in the Government of Liberia’s energy strategy, road program, capacity building, unemployment and other challenging issues that continue to constrain national growth were emphasized.

High-level stakeholders are expected to grace the World Bank and IMF’s High-Level Annual Meetings in Washington DC.


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