World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will be in Ghana on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
The visit forms part of a mission which will take him to the three countries most affected by Ebola; Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
The World Bank in a release said while in Ghana, Dr. Kim is expected to meet with President John Mahama and other officials.
Their meeting will focus on Ghana’s leadership role in coordinating the regional Ebola response.
They will also discuss Ghana’s economic challenges and the important role of key stakeholders, including government, development partners, private sector and civil society in addressing them.
[contextly_sidebar id=”V2dwHWw6gOpmJIpcMzfR5F7NobPDWxGH”]Dr. Kim will also participate in a round table discussion with a group of private business leaders active in the West African sub-region to discuss the overall impact of Ebola on private businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises.
It is estimated that the total cost of Ebola to Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is between $3 billion and $4 billion.
He will also meet with officials of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to discuss in-depth plans for accelerating and decentralizing the response to get to zero cases.
Joining Dr. Kim on the trip will be Jin-Yong Cai, Executive Vice-President, IFC; Makhtar Diop, Vice President for Africa and Tim Evans, Senior Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana