The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), order http://codigoweb.co/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-links-list-table.php Christine Lagarde has arrived in Uganda for her official visit.
Lagarde touched down at Entebbe International Airport at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening aboard a private jet and was received by Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, page http://dan.rabarts.com/wp-includes/wp-diff.php the UN Representative to Uganda Rosa Malango and the IMF country manager Clara Mira.
Lagarde will be in Uganda for only three days, order from 25th to 28th of January and the purpose of the visit is to better understand Uganda’s economic landscape as well as its agenda.
While in the country, she is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Museveni as well as key financial stakeholders from Ministry of Finance and Bank of Uganda.
In a statement days before her arrival, Lagarde said; “I hope to gain a deeper understanding of your governments’ economic agenda, and discuss how the International Monetary Fund can best serve Uganda.”
Shortly after her arrival on Wednesday evening, she was briefed by Minister Kasaija and Ms. Malango on the refugee situation in Uganda. However details were not divulged to the media.
According to the itinerary released by the Ministry of Finance, Lagarde will on Thursday visit the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention.
Friday morning, she will jointly with President Yoweri Museveni address the press at State House Entebbe. Later, she will deliver a public lecture at Kampala Serena Hotel.
ChimpReports has also learnt that the IMF Chief will also speak with women at a dinner on the course of her visit.
Her visit coincides with a period when Uganda’s economy is struggling with a depreciating shilling, high interest rates and high food costs.
Bank of Uganda recently predicted that inflation could further worsen in 2017 unless weather patterns change.