IMF approves $110m loan for Kenya
18 April 2012, 16:44
Washington - The IMF on Tuesday approved the disbursement of $110.9
million to Kenya under the country's three-year loan program and warned
the authorities to keep an eye on risks posed by the euro zone debt
crisis and possibility of higher oil prices.
In approving the
disbursement, the International Monetary Fund warned that an uncertain
global environment could dampen growth, forecast by the IMF to rise this
year, and widen the external current account deficit.
policies should continue to aim at ensuring that domestic demand grows
in line with supply to reduce the external imbalance and keep
inflationary pressures in check," the IMF said in a statement.
said Kenya's economic reform program had started to yield results:
inflation was lower, international reserves are up and the Kenyan
shilling stronger. The government had also made progress on improving
public financial management and tax reforms, the Fund added.