Portraying Ghana: The World Bank responds

From Peace FM 
The Country Director of the World Bank, Ishac Diwan, explained that the Bank’s photo library was linked to a website that was available to delegates attending the conference and the reporter saw the photos because of that linkage. He commended the Daily Guide reporter for his observation and “for alerting us that such photos were on our website.” He said some of the pictures were 20 to 30 years old, indecent and should not have been displayed on the Bank’s website. “We completely agree that they are offensive, and they prolong the kind of stereotypes that are really far from the reality and very much at odds with the image of Ghana that we want to project at the World Bank,” he said.
“I want to offer our apologies to Ghanaians and we very much regret any harm that has been done to Ghana’s image,” Mr Diwan stated


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