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Ghana Received US$430 Million from World Bank to Fight COVID-19 - Laporte


February 8, 2022 at 12:03 PM

Ghana received a sum of USD430 million to fight the novel Coronavirus, World Bank Country Director, Pierre Frank Laporte has revealed.

According to him, the money was initially directed at the various campaigns that sought to inform and educate Ghanaians on the safety protocols of COVID-19.

Speaking on Joy News' PM Express, Laporte said, "we've provided USD430 million to  Ghana to fight COVID-19 . And this includes different activities including initially the communication campaigns, the sensitization campaign, equipping labs, equipping new facilities to receive patients, to treat patients".

He added, Ghana received an additional USD130 million from the World Bank which was purposely for the purchase of vaccines.

While the World Bank was actively supporting Ghana's fight against the novel Coronavirus, it also set into motion several projects to enable the country's economy to stay afloat.

Pierre Frank Laporte indicated that these projects were targeted at Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which are the backbone of Ghana's economy.

He explained, the World Bank also accelerated the disbursement of projects like the Ghana Economic Transformation projects which targeted SMEs in particular.

"The Tourism project that was suffering from other places before COVID-19. The Minister has done an excellent job in pushing these activities forward , helping a lot of small business," he said.

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