Finance Minister Amara Konneh is leading a Liberian delegation to this year's high-level annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC. Dr. Mills Jones, Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Representative Munah Pelham, member of the House committee on Bank and Currency and President of Liberia Bank for Development and Investment, Mr. John BS Davis are accompanying the Treasury Chief.
The Liberian delegation is expected to participate in series of high-level meetings including the African Group 1 Constituency and Caucus meetings which Liberia is a vice chair.
The meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the World Bank and the IMF to better serve their member countries.
The delegation is also scheduled to hold meetings with senior executives of the World Bank including its Vice President MaktaDiop and the IMF.
The delegation will meet with Dr. Kim, Bank's President and will use the meeting to push for more resources towards the successful implementation of Liberia's ambitious development agenda, the agenda for transformation.
During the meetings loaded with high level stakeholders, the delegation is expected to brief the Bank and the IMF on government progress and challenges in its development effort. Government's vision for sustainable growth and development include investing in infrastructure, with special emphasis on the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee Hydro plant, roads and ports.
Minister Konneh and his team will also highlight the urgent need for the Fund and the Bank to assist Liberia in the areas of infrastructure development, particularly the Government of Liberia's energy strategy, road program, capacity building,address the unemployment situation and other challenging issues that continue to constrain growth in the country.