World Bank picks Zambia

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu (right) with World Bank vice-president for Africa Hafez Ghanem after a meeting at State House in Lusaka yesterday. PICTURE: MACKSON WASAMUNU

THE World Bank has committed itself to supporting Zambia’s efforts to fight poverty and improve living standards of citizens.
Vice-president for the African region Hafez Ghanem made the assurance of supporting the country’s social and economic sectors when he paid a courtesy call on President Edgar Lungu at State House yesterday.
He said the financial institution is running a US$1.2 billion project in Zambia whose focus area is infrastructure development and improving social sectors such as education and health.
“Also, we are organising the hosting of the mid-term review of the International Development Association which the WB has accepted to host in Zambia next month and we thought it would be an opportunity for us to present to you the programme we will be doing,” he said.

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