IMF gives $1 billion to Uganda for economic revival
Uganda is receiving a helping hand towards the recuperation of its economy.
The International Monetary Fund announced via an official statement that the organization giving $1 billion to Uganda. The aim of this fund is to help the country’s economy recuperate from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The loan was disbursed under the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility and will span over the course of three years. The sum of $258 million will be made available to the Ugandan government immediately to augment the country’s budget.
The International Monetary Fund is predicting that a 4.3% growth in Uganda’s economy will occur towards the end of 2021 and throughout 2022. It will eventually come back up to 7% which is where it was before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Uganda is currently dealing with a new wave of the COVID-19 virus. The country has 80,000 cases and 1,000 deaths.