LONDON (Reuters) – A staff mission from the International Monetary Fund will visit Ghana from July 6-13 to begin initial discussions about possible programme, the Fund said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ghana, one of West Africa’s largest economies, had said on Friday it would hold formal talks with the IMF after hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against worsening economic hardship. It had previously refused to seek IMF support.
“We are at an early stage in the process, given that detailed discussions are yet to take place,” the IMF’s mission chief for Ghana, Carlo Sdralevich, said in the statement.
(Reporting by Karin Strohecker, editing by Jorgelina do Rosario)