Updated: Mar 11
The ministry of Finance has opened a $660,000 resource centre to enhance research for policy formulation, adherence to legal dictates and other academic purposes. The facility funded by African Development Bank will be open to staff of the Ministry, other government departments and agencies, as well as students in academic institutions.
During the opening, Chief Minister Jacob Jusu Saffa stated that the ultra-modern establishment will significantly enhance date storing, processing and distribution amongst government entities and other learning institutions, made possible by its E-library archive.
The Country Programme Officer of the African Development Bank, Felicita Atanga disclosed the funding source to be under the Enhancing Policy Development, Research and Capacity Building (ENPODEV) project, with a core objective to foster an improved learning experience. She furthered that creating a conducive atmosphere for research and networking across different sectors, will result in greater productivity.
Minister of Finance, Sheku Ahmed Fantamadi Bangura, thank the financier African Development Bank and expressed the hope that the resources provided by the centre will be fully optimized. He stated that this building might be the springboard of knowledge that guarantees economic development.