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GoL hails World Bank

-describes institution as Key Development Partner

By: Emmanuel wise Jipoh

The Government of Liberia has described the World Bank as its key development partner following a tour of several ongoing road projects in the country here on Wednesday.

Speaking at a dinner held in honor of visiting World Bank Vice President for Western and Central Africa Mr. Ousmane Diagana, President George Weah praised the Bank for its support toward his regime Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

Mr. Weah stated that the Bank’s commitments and support under the leadership of Mr. Diagana have grown significantly towards Liberia in the shortest time.

Mr. Weah further stated that the World Bank level of assistance to Liberia has led to an upshot of the national IDA commitments doubling from just under US 500 hundred million to close to US $1 billion from 2019 to p.

He acknowledged the level of support is a clear manifestation of the confidence the Bank has reposted in his government’s vision to develop Liberia.

In addition, Mr. Weah said Mr. Diagana, visit to Liberia further demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to not only supporting Liberia financially but to also help mobilized more resources to help bridge the country’s infrastructure deficit, especially in the road and energy sectors.

He also explained that the visit showed that the Bank is aligned with Liberia’s strategic approach to finding lasting solutions to the problems that have plagued its people.

For his part, Mr. Ousmane Diagana, during his assessment tour of several developmental projects in Monrovia, alongside President Weah, urged the Liberian Government to ensure and utilize every World Bank assistance to the country to enable it to address the challenges confronting the country and its peoples.

While expressing his satisfactions over the implementation status of the World Bank programs across Liberia, Mr. Diagana, said he was particularly pleased with gains made so far under the Weah regime.

He noted commendable progress being made under the current administration in the areas of human capitols improvement, infrastructure development, and the provision of basic and social services, among other things.


The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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