The World Bank and the Gambia Government will today sign an “emergency Development policy funding operations program,” the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The program costs couple of millions of dollars. Ministers, Civil Servants, Financial institutions and the private sector will attend the signing ceremony to be held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

An invitation extended to the Freedom Newspaper by the World Bank press office to cover the event, revealed that Mrs. Louise J. Cord, World Bank Country Director, is going to deliver a speech at the signing ceremony. Finance Minister Amadou Sanneh is also going to deliver a speech, according to the invitation letter that was addressed to this media house.

The signing ceremony, would be followed by a news conference. Reporters from various media houses will be availed with the opportunity to ask questions, according to the World Bank press office. 


Louise Cord is the Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Mauritania, based in Dakar, Senegal, according to a statement published on the world bank website. A US national, she joined the Bank in 1991 as a Young Professional in the Bank’s Young Professional Program. She has since held various positions in the Bank’s poverty reduction and sustainable development departments, working specifically on inclusive growth, poverty reduction and rural development.  She has worked in Africa, Latin America, and Eastern and Central Europe. 

Written By A Staff Writer 

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