From left: Hamadou Bayo (Afriland), Watchen Bruce
(IBEX Program), and Anthony Chan (USAID).
MONROVIA ‘ In a signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, at the Mamba Point Hotel, representatives from the USAID mission in Liberia and Afriland First Bank Liberia signed a risk-sharing agreement between the bank and USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA). The agreement is designed to increase agricultural lending in Liberia.
In his brief remarks, USAID Liberia’s mission director, Anthony Chan, highlighted the aid agency’s commitment to working with Liberia’s micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises to grow the Liberian economy. He hoped the new partnership with Afriland First Bank would complement other USAID-sponsored programs focused on private sector growth and expanding employment opportunities.