Finance Minister Amara Konneh
Finance Minister Konneh At IMF, World Bank Meetings
MONROVIA, April 7 (LINA) -Finance Minister Amara Konneh at the head of a high-power delegation is in Washington D.C. to participate in this year’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB).
The government delegation is scheduled to participate in high-level meetings to discuss Liberia’s development agenda and conclude on commitments made by international organizations and other donor partners.
These meetings will include discussions with the World Bank Vice President Maktar Diop, the IMF Director for Africa, Antoinette Sayeh, as well as the Liberia Reviewer under the IMF Program.
According to a Finance Ministry press release issued here Saturday, Minister Konneh is also expected to meet with the Millennium Challenge Corporation on Liberia’s progress toward the COMPACT development.
He will serve as one of the panelists on a high-level ministerial level panel discussion on the future of concessional finance and IDA allocation for developing countries led by World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim.
As Vice Chair of the IMF Constituency I, Minister Konneh will also participate in high-level constituency meetings. These meetings are expected to yield encouraging dividends for Liberia’s transformation.
While in Washington, Minister Konneh and party will make follow-ups and conclude on commitments made by the two monetary institutions as well as other bilateral partners.
Minister Konneh, who is also national coordinator of the Liberia Development Alliance (LDA), will insist on the Bank's intervention in supporting Liberia’s medium-term development strategy, the Agenda for Transformation (AfT).
He will show-case progress made in the implementation of the five-year development agenda and seek the World Bank and IMF’s support towards energy, roads and other ongoing projects.
Officials traveling with Minister Konneh include Dr. Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture; Dr. Antoinette Weeks, Minister of Public Works; Dr. J. Mills Jones, Executive Governor, Central Bank of Liberia and Mr. Lewis Brown, Minister of Information and Tourism.
Others are Mr. Eugene Nagbe, Minister of Youth & Sports; Mr. Boima Kamara, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Liberia and Mr. Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Assistant Minister for Prevention, Ministry of Health.