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IMF Boss, Christine Lagarde arrives in Ghana

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The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, (IMF) Christine Lagarde has arrived in Ghana for a three day official visit to the country.


 

She was met on arrival by the Vice Mahamudu Bawumia, Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Ernest Addison and Prof. Gyan Baffour among other dignitaries.

In a brief statement, Madam Lagarde said she was pleased to be in Ghana and that she
looks forward to a fruitful engagement.

The visit by IMF boss is historic as this is the first time the head IMF has visited Ghana even as the country prepares to exit its External Credit F1qacility program with the IMF.

Madame Lagarde this morning participate in the Future of Work in sub-Sharan Africa Conference in Accra.

The conference is expected to create an opportunity for the IMF Boss to interact with business leaders and chart a way forward for Sub Saharan Africa.

It is also to generate a debate on the future of work in sub-Saharan Africa and the policies required to create jobs for the continent’s growing population, how the region can manage and leverage the impact of technological change, demographics, climate change, and the course of globalization.

Madam Lagarde will later on hold bilateral talks with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.

She is also expected to have lunch with some Ghanaian women entrepreneurs who are doing well in their field of work.

On Tuesday December 18, the IMF Managing Director will give a key note address at a forum in Accra to be attended by government agencies, central bank, private sector, think tanks, civil society, NGOs and academia.

Madame Lagarde will depart Accra to Johannesburg in South Africa.

Story by Mercy Darko

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