Premier Ngirente holds talks with World Bank Group Executive Director for Africa
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Premier Ngirente has held talks with World Bank Group Executive Director for Africa, Dr. Taufila Nyamadzabo on various topics including post COVID-19 economic recovery and Rwanda’s efforts to implement development projects.
The discussions held yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister were also attended by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana.
Dr. Nyamadzabo who is on a working visit to Rwanda also met with the Minister of Infrastructure, Amb. Claver Gatete and Minister of education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya among others.
Their discussions revolved around seeking together measures to mitigate effects of COVID-19, how funds provided by the World Bank are efficiently utilized to fast track development projects in the areas of energy and telecommunications among others.
The World Bank finances different projects in Rwanda in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture, education and vocation training, social protection, trade and urbanization.
Dr. Nyamadzabo told the media that discussions with Premier Ngirente focused on effects of COVID-19 on the economy and implementation of different projects financed by the World Bank in Rwanda.
He revealed that he was impressed with how Rwanda efficiently utilizes received funding.
“I was here last in 2014. The country has attained remarkable progress in terms of infrastructure development among others. This is what we expect from all Rwandans,” said Dr. Nyamadzabo.
Dr. Ndagijimana explained that the World Bank has supported Rwanda’s economic recovery efforts to mitigate effects of COVID-19.
“It was an opportunity to assess the implementation of development projects funded by the World Bank including infrastructures. During difficult times of COVID-19, Rwanda has particularly secured funding from the World Bank allocated to purchase vaccines and help the country to mitigate effects of the pandemic in different areas,” he noted.
The World Bank has also been supporting Rwanda in social protection programs to improve citizens’ wellbeing.
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