Saturday, November 18, 2006

Central Bank Governor, Dr. James David Rogers last week returned from a lobby trip of America, China, The Netherlands and Germany in order to market Sierra Leone in the Diaspora.

He told journalists Wednesday that he achieved a lot during his two-month trip overseas.

Dr. Rogers made this disclosure to journalists at the conference hall of the bank along Gloucester Street.

"My meeting with officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank was very significant and successful," he said adding that the World Bank President Paul Woulfiwitz whom in the past many considered anti-African was productive and a push man towards African development. Rogers said he also visited Sengien in China where he got assistance from the Chinese to help boost Sierratel.

Dr. Rogers says the Chinese government also promised to provide 12 mega watts machine for the Dodo Hydroelectric project in Kenema, as this project would enable Kailahun and Zimmi to get electricity.