An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team, led by Stéphane Roudet, Mission Chief for Ghana, is expected to visit Accra from today September 26 – October 7.

The staff team is billed to continue discussions with the Ghanaian authorities on policies and reforms that could be supported by an IMF lending arrangement.

The IMF staff will also further engage with other stakeholders during the visit.

There was an IMF staff team visit in July that saw the initial discussions with the Ghanaian authorities.

“…We characterized that mission as constructive, kickstarted the process, and laid the groundwork for engagement,” Gerry Rice, the Director of Communications for the IMF told a media engagement ahead of this week’s visit.

Ghana is in dire need of a $3 billion package from the fund to shore up its economy.