Representatives of civil society organizations interacted with Madam Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and her team yesterday December 17, 2018 at the Movenpick hotel in Accra as part of her 2-day visit to Accra.
The meeting focused on governance issues and the role of civil society in supporting government to internalize fiscal discipline and build- on the macroeconomic gains in the run-up to the general elections in 2020 and beyond. In view of the country’s completion of the IMF backed Extended Credit Facility arrangement for Ghana (2015-2018).
Civil society was represented by Godson Korbla Aloryito, Coordinator & Economist of the Economic Governance Platform (previously the CSO Platform on the IMF Programme), Beauty Emefa Narteh, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance and Prof. Godfred Bokpin, Lecturer and Dean of Students Affairs at the University of Ghana, representing Academia.
The IMF was represented by Madam Christine Lagarde, IMF MD, Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the African Department,
Jafar Mojarrad, IMF Executive Director for Ghana,Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department, Annalisa Fedelino, IMF Mission Chief for Ghana and Albert Touna Mama, IMF Resident Representative for Ghana.