Thursday, July 24, 2003
:: Kenya rewarded for fighting corruption ::The World Bank has agreed to restart lending money to Kenya (having stopped in 2001) in acknowledgement of the new government's efforts to tackle run-away corruption, thought to cost the country $1 billion a year.
So far the new adminstration has made a good start with this huge task having appointed the widely-respected director of Transparency International's chapter in Kenya, John Githongo, to lead the fight against corruption, and ensured that funds are available to offer every child a free primary school education...
James Wolfensohn the President of the World Bank has however urged the government to make as much progress as possible while it still enjoys widespread support...
Posted 9:38 pm by Matt Prescott