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Chinamasa Set to Meet World Bank, IMF Officials

African ministerial delegation in Washington

African ministerial delegation in Washington

A high-powered delegation from the Ministry of Finance led by newly appointed Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa is in Washington for a meeting with World Bank and International Monetary Fund officials.

The delegation is expected to attend a one-day conference for ministers of finance, planning secretaries of finance and central bank governors of 13 eastern and central African nations.

The meeting is organised by the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institution of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI).

Running under the theme “The Role of Governments in Spurring African Economic Take Off”, the meeting is expected to map the way forward for member states in advancing the economic growth of their countries.

MEFMI executive director Elias Ngirande says the meeting is a preamble of World Bank meetings and gives finance ministers and their delegations an opportunity to exchange ideas and network.