West African Economic and Monetary Union provides funding to Guinea Bissau

20 September 2012

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMO) is to provide Guinea Bissau with 393 million CFA francs (US$782,000) for the agricultural and fishing sectors, according to three protocols signed Tuesday in Bissau.

According to Portuguese news agency Lusa, the documents were signed as part of a one-day visit to Guinea Bissau by the president of the WAEMO commission, Cheikhe Hadjibou Soumare, who signed them along with the transitional Guinean government’s Finance Minister, Abubacar Demba Dahaba.

The documents cover national vaccinations campaigns against anthrax, which particularly infects herbivorous animals, but which can also infect humans, and against Newcastle disease (a bird disease), as well as to increase collection of statistical data on artisanal and continental fishing. (macauhub)