MONROVIA-President George Weah’s Government keeps attracting international guests with the recent one being the Regional Vice President for World Bank, Ousmane Diagana.
Mr. Diagana heads World Bank Western and Central Africa Region.
The World Bank Regional Vice President who arrived in Liberia Tuesday, February 14, 2023, is in the country as a guest of President George M. Weah.
Diagana’s visit forms part of his official tour of West and Central Africa and is his first trip to the country since assuming his current position in July 2020.
Mr. Ousmane Diagana will hold high-level talks on a wide range of development issues with President George Mannah Weah and some senior government officials today.
Mr. Ousmane Diagana will hold high-level talks on a wide range of development issues with His Excellency President George Mannah Weah and senior government officials. While in Liberia, Mr. Diagana will inspect an ongoing road rehabilitation work on the 6.1 km road linking S.D. Cooper Road to Coca-Cola Factory Road, including ELWA and Red-Light 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, supporting major investments in health, education, energy, agriculture, fisheries, and transport.
The World Bank’s affiliate, IFC(International Finance Corporation), 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).