International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Following are edited excerpts from a press conference given on April 20 by a group of African finance ministers and central bank governors. The IMF’s External Relations Department has been organizing press conferences with African ministers of finance over the past four years during its spring and Annual Meetings to give African member countries’ representatives the opportunity to express their views on issues of interest to their countries. The ministers also met with the heads of the IMF and the World Bank. Participating in the press briefing were Daudi Ballali, Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania; Paul Bouabre, Minister of Finance for Côte d’lvoire; Emmanuel Kasonde, Minister of Finance for Zambia; Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Minister of Finance and Economy for Ghana; and Jean-Claude Masangu Mulongo, Governor of the Central Bank of the Democratic Republic of Congo.