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Call for US to Lead to End World Bank Tradition

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 15:12
US urged to take the lead and break the long tradition of an American always heading the bank

Nigerian finance minister and a nominee for the World Bank top post, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says that the United States (US) should take the lead and break the long tradition of an American always heading the bank.

Speaking after a ‘marathon’ three-and-a-half-hour interview by the World Bank board, Okonjo-Iweala, pointed out that the decision on who leads the global development institution should go to the candidate with the best skills for the job.

Okonjo-Iweala said she did not ask for the support of countries but pressed them to ensure that the selection process is open and merit based.

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Source: 
SABC News