UN Development Programme Chief Visits To W. Africa
UN Development Programme chief starts visit to West Africa
19 February 2008 – The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has begun a three-country mission to West Africa, where he is promoting efforts to boost economic performance in the impoverished region.
Kemal Dervis, UNDP’s Administrator, started his trip yesterday in Benin, where he is expected to meet with President Boni Yayi and tour the Songhaï agricultural centre in the capital, Porto Novo, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters.
Later this week Mr. Dervis is scheduled to travel to neighbouring Togo and then Senegal.