World Bank’s Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa, is scheduled to visit Lesotho from January 29–30.
Jan. 29, 2024
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World Bank deputy president visits Lesotho
World Bank's Regional Vice President, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa
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The purpose of the two-day visit, according to the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, ’Mantletse Maile, is to assess the progress of World Bank-funded projects in Lesotho, particularly the Entrepreneurship Hub and Seed Financing Facility, a flagship programme under the Competitiveness and Financial Inclusion Project (CAFI) in the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Business Development.
Dr. Kwakwa, a Ghanaian national, is an economist and development expert with over 30 years of experience and leads the Bank’s engagement with 26 countries.
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She oversees an active portfolio of 313 operations totaling $58 billion and an extensive programme of cutting-edge analytic work, technical assistance, and policy advice.
Forbes Africa has recognised Dr. Kwakwa among the 2023 50 Most Influential Women in Africa, according to its recent publication.