We Will Remain Focused … President Koroma tells IMF team
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 3rd October 2012 told the International Monetary Fund (IMF) periodic review team in the country that government will continue with steady focus and quickly do the things that will enable his government implement ongoing policies and programmes. (Photo: IMF visits President Koroma)
“We will continue to do the things that are expected of us as a government to ensure that we remain focus and create situations wherein we can be able to work within the framework of our programmes and policies”, he said.
The President made this commitment during a briefing at State House by the IMF team led by Mrs. Malanga Kabedi M’buyi Mulango, following a review of policies that have been successfully implemented by government, and registered total satisfaction over the outcome of the review.
Presenting the delegation to President Koroma the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Samura Kamara said that the team was in the country at the completion of the review and to do the economic health check. He said that the team will be also looking at the prospect for the fifth review and leave Sierra Leone with a possible framework.
Mrs. Malanga Kabedi M’buyi Mulango said that her team has looked at policy implementation that is being funded by the IMF. She said when results are good there must be improvement on the part of governance, and pointed out that there was progress for the preparation and management of national resources.
“We can see the results on resource management and the increase in growth as well as in the implementation of economic policies”, said the IMF country representative, and encouraged President Koroma to continue to strengthen support of the non-mineral economy and manage the increase natural resources of the country.
It could be recalled that Mrs. M’buyi Mulango on 10th April, 2012, gave her mission’s gleaming appreciation to the government of Sierra Leone for progress made so far in priority areas under the ‘Agenda for Change’ such as infrastructure, health care delivery, mines and mineral resources, energy and water supply as well as in the food and agricultural sector.
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