Angola confident IMF will pay out
10 September 2019 | 6:00 am
Angola’s government is confident that the International Monetary Fund will disburse the next tranche of money from its $3.7 billion program. Aia-Eza Nacilia Gomes Da Silva, budget state secretary in the Finance Ministry said the recent second disbursement of about $248 million, which brought the total to about $1.24 billion was big accomplishment. She spoke with Bloomberg Television's Manus Cranny at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.
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