first_imgPresident Sirleaf receives World Bank Country Director Henry Kerali and delegationPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday received in audience World Bank Group Country Director to Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone, Henry G. Kerali at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, President Sirleaf welcomed Mr. Kerali to Liberia, and said her country is pleased to partner with the World Bank in pursuit of her government’s development agenda.Both sides reviewed and took stock of a number of critical areas such as the macroeconomic and fiscal situation; how to ensure sustainability in the bank’s program implementation during the transition period; the preparation of the budget support operation, including timeline; and make follow-up on the previous meetings and discussions regarding the emergency road maintenance works coupled with the SECRAMP project timeline.Mr. Kerali was accompanied by Ms. Larisa Leshchenko, World Bank Liberia Country Manager and Ivo Imparato, program leader, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone country management unit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it. Perhaps it was a teacher at their Mumbai school encouraging students to speak more English at home. Or perhaps it was something else. It didn’t matter. What did matter was that our home became an almost exclusively English-speaking household, with the occasional Konkani conversation.We were not alone. Clustered throughout the affluent sections of urban India are many families such as ours, predominantly speaking English and not the tongues they grew up with.Read it at Scroll Related Itemslast_img read more