President George Weah and visiting World Bank Regional Vice President for Western and Central Africa Mr. Ousmane Diagana are expected to hold high-level talks on a wide range of developmental issues today.
Both men are also expected to participate in series of activities including a meeting with senior government officials.
Mr. Diagana arrived in the country on Tuesday, 14 February on a two-day official visit as part of his official tour of West and Central Africa. This will be Mr. Diagana’s first trip to the country since assuming his current position in July 2020.
The World Bank top official will visit development site and later attend a presidential lunch from 12:30PM-1:30PM at the Executive Mansion.
President Weah and the World Bank Envoy are also scheduled to have a closed-door meeting from 2:00-2:45pm at the Executive Mansion, after which an interactive meeting will follow from 3:00-5:00PM at the Executive Mansion.
The Ministers of Mines and Energy, Public Works, Justice, Transport, Agriculture, Health, Education, Commerce and the Liberia Electricity Corporation are scheduled to attend the meeting.
The Ministers of Finance, and Foreign Affairs will host a dinner for the World Bank Vice President at the EJS Ministerial Complex at 7:30pm. The Cabinet has been requested to attend and be seated no later than 7:15am.
A World Bank press release says will inspect ongoing road rehabilitation work on the 6.1 km road linking S.D. Cooper Road to Coca-Cola Factory Road, including ELWA and Redlight Junctions funded by the World Bank through Liberia Road Asset Management Project (LIBRAMP).
Liberia joined the World Bank Group on March 28, 1962, and since then the Bank has been one of Liberia’s key development partners. It has supported major investments in health, education, energy, agriculture, fisheries and transport in Liberia.
The World Bank’s affiliate, IFC, has also been a key supporter of various private sector activities. The total current World Bank portfolio for Liberia stands at $1.3 billion, covering 22 national projects ($912 million) and 4 regional projects ($402 million).