Gambia’s economic recovery over the past 2 years impressive - says Outgoing IMF Banjul Chief

Friday, August 09, 2019

As she bids farewell to a country she has helped since the dawn of a new democratic dispensation, International Monetary Fund’s outgoing Resident Representative to The Gambia, Dr. Ruby Randall, has said The Gambia’s economic recovery over the past two years has clearly been impressive.

Madam Ruby, a key member of the IMF’s Gambia Country Team, made these comments in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Sainey M.K. Marenah, 2018 IMF Journalism fellow as she nears the end of her tour of duty in The Gambia.

“I personally feel very privileged to have served in The Gambia at such a pivotal time in the country’s history. The Gambia’s economic recovery over the past two years has clearly been impressive and it is my considered hope that we are now witnessing what might someday be known as the beginning of The Gambia’s economic transformation,” she said.

But she warned that in order to preserve the hard-won gains, the country needs to sustain its economic recovery efforts. “It is clear that with the continued support of its international partners and if followed and sustained The Gambia’s current reform path will lead to enhanced productivity, export diversification, more-inclusive growth and greater prosperity for The Gambian people.”