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IMF approves $1-billion emergency funds for Ghana to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved one billion dollars for Ghana to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility. Samuel Kofi Ampah, Head of Research at Groupe Nduom joins CNBC Africa to discuss the growing implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ghana’s economy.

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