IMF says Gambia economy growing at 6%

by Sanna Camara, Media Officer, State House

The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr. Tao Zhang on Monday told journalists that The Gambia’s economy remains solid, its performance is strong, and it is currently growing at 6 to 6.5%.

The deputy MD led a high level delegation to Banjul this week, and paid a courtesy call on President Adama Barrow at the State House. Speaking to reporters after audience with the President, Mr. Zhang expressed believe that this economic path will remain for the rest of the year.

“We are also paying attention to the structural reforms which will provide the support for the economy on a more sustainable basis,” he said, noting that the most important is that the Fund congratulated the authorities and the people of The Gambia on achievements registered over the past two years.

“We encouraged the authorities to continue the path leading to prosperity down the road,” he added.

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