Burkina Faso’s Economy Is Growing On Track

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s economy is on track to grow by around 6 percent this year, in line with the last two years’ average, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Monday.

The West African nation, which agreed a programme with the Fund in March, will meanwhile aim to reduce its fiscal deficit to 3 percent of GDP by 2019 after it ballooned to an unprecedented 7.7 percent last year.

(Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)