The International Monetary Fund’s director has arrived in Rwanda for a two-day visit to “support building resilience on climate”.

Kristalina Georgieva is expected to attend a roundtable discussion on climate change financing with East African finance ministers and governors of central banks, the East African newspaper reports.

She announced on Twitter that she was looking forward to “hearing local and regional perspectives on how the IMF can be even more helpful – especially in boosting climate resilience”.

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IMF Boss Kristalina Georgieva

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ity, approved a $319m (£258m) fund to Rwanda, the first African state to get the fund to build climate change resilience.

The Rwandan opposition has questioned the government’s transparency in the use of international aid and loans.

President Paul Kagame has however recently said that the government “efficiently uses every coin” of the aid from its partners.

Ms Georgieva arrived in Rwanda from Zambia.

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Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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