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World Bank Vice President makes first official visit to Ghana

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Makhtar Diop
Makhtar Diop

World Bank Africa’s Vice President, Mr. Makhtar Diop is set to embark on a two-day visit to Ghana, according to a note sent to the media.

Mr Diop will be visiting Ghana from February 14 -15, 2013, the World Bank Country Office said in an email.

This is Mr Diop’s first official visit to Ghana.

During his visit, Mr Diop is expected to hold talks with President John Dramani Mahama, senior government officials, as well as women, business, and civil society leaders. He will also hold a dialogue with the media February 15 on Ghana’s socio-economic development efforts, achievements and challenges.

Makhtar Diop was appointed Vice President for the World Bank’s Africa Region in May 2012.

The former Senegalese Finance Minister joined the World Bank Africa Region from his most recent post as the Bank’s Country Director for Brazil.

Diop is responsible for the delivery of World Bank projects and economic and sectoral work in 48 sub-Saharan African countries.

By Ekow Quandzie

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