Tuesday, March 28

World Bank Africa-Group head assesses projects in Gambia

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Mr Ngaruko, a Burundi national, is the executive director for a group of 22 African countries including The Gambia and has been alternate executive director for the same Constituency at the World Bank Group from 2020 to 2022.

His office shoulders the dual responsibility of a dual responsibility of representing the interests of his constituency members at the executive board of the WBG and to liaise with the respective governors on issues relevant to the entire constituency or a particular member of the constituency.

As such, the Office supports dialogue between the WBG and constituency countries and engages in consultations with other executive directors and management to support efforts to achieve the twin goals of reducing extreme poverty to 3 per cent by 2030 and promoting income growth of the bottom 40 per cent in a sustainable manner.

Dr Nagruko’s other responsibility involves  acting in the best interests of the organization as a whole, and among others approve the use of financial resources by all WBG entities and policies that impact the organization’s general operations and use of resources.

On his visit to The Gambia, Dr Ngaruko paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Hon. Seedy K.M. Keita, at his office in Banjul.

He also had dialogue with the Central Bank governor and with top officials at the ministries of tourism and culture, agriculture, digital economy, petroleum and energy, environment, gender, children and social welfare, as well as the Office of the President. Source: courtecowas.org