Cabo Verde prepares development strategy for after Covid-19

7 April 2020

Cabo Verde’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Olavo Correia, announced on Wednesday the creation of a group, made up of several domestic and foreign experts to assist the Government in preparing a strategy for the post-pandemic period.

Correia made this announcement on his social network page, when commenting on Cabo Verde’s Gross Domestic Product growth of 5.7% in the fourth quarter and throughout 2019.

“Despite this positive outcome, unfortunately, we have to be aware that the picture changed. We also need to start preparing the “new” future. A future shrouded in so many mutations, turbulence and uncertainty,” he wrote.

In the same publication, Correia highlighted that there will be a world with more poverty, more exclusion, more unemployment, fewer opportunities for young people and women and with more limits and borders.

Therefore, he stressed that, in his capacity as Minister responsible for the area of planning, this week he will set up a working group, inviting several experts in the country and from abroad, to help the government to prepare a strategy for the post-pandemic period.

Cabo Verde has now confirmed cases of Covid-19 on the islands of Boa Vista (4), Santiago (2) and São Vicente (1), and one of the cases on Boa Vista Island, an English tourist aged 62, died. (macauhub)