IMF discusses economic challenges with Barrow  

president-adama-barrowA team of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Ulrich Jacoby, visited The Gambia from February 16-22, 2017, to hold discussions with the new government on the current economic situation of the country.

At their end of their visit, Jacoby said:

“Discussions centered around economic developments and the economic outlook for The Gambia, economic challenges, and the government’s policies and reform priorities going forward. Further discussions will be held during a visit planned for early spring 2017 to hold discussions on the Article IV consultation, which has been delayed from last year, and possible forms of IMF support.

“The mission met with President Adama Barrow, Minister of Finance Amadou Sanneh, Central Bank Governor Amadou Colley, other government officials, development partners, and the private sector.

“The team thanks the authorities for their openness, cooperation and hospitality, and looks forward to close cooperation in the period ahead.”

President Adama Barrow defeated Gambia’s longstanding ruler Yahya Jammeh in the country’s December 1 polls.

Jammeh has been accused of fiscal indiscipline and the new government has complained that it has inherited a broken economy.

 

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