World Bank VP Central and West Africa expected in Lomé on Oct. 27

Economic governance
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 17:27
World Bank VP Central and West Africa expected in Lomé on Oct. 27

(Togo First) - The World Bank’s Vice President for Central and West Africa, Ousmane Diagana, will be in Lomé from October 27 to 31. The Bretton Woods institution announced the visit in a statement published on October 25. 

This is the first time that the Mauritanian executive comes to Togo. From there, Diagana, who has been overseeing 22 countries in West and Central Africa since July 2020, will go to Benin where he will be staying until November 2. The visit aligns with efforts to “strengthen the partnership between the World Bank and these two countries.” 

In Togo, the World Bank VP will meet President Faure Gnassingbé and officials. They will mainly talk about the key development goals of the country, and how the World Bank can contribute to their achievement.

Ousmane Diagana will also meet representatives of the civil society, the private sector, the youth, and conduct field visits. According to the Washington-based institution, this will be an opportunity to discuss with the press “the orientations of the Bank’s support in the coming years.” 

The World Bank is one of Togo’s main technical and financial partners when it comes to its development. To date, it has initiated 15 projects and programs in the country, for a total investment of $385.5 million. These projects are mainly in the agriculture, education, health, social protection, and telecommunication sectors.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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