Press Release

For Immediate Release

January 21, 2009

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MCC Acting CEO Welcomes Kenyan Delegation

Highlights Country Milestones and Partnership

Today, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Acting Chief Executive Officer Rodney Bent welcomed a delegation of Kenyan Ministers led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Moses Wetangula to MCCs headquarters in Washington. During their meeting, Mr. Bent congratulated Minister Wetangula on the ongoing implementation of the U.S. Governments $12.7 million MCC threshold program with Kenya. He also noted the recent successful launch of a Public Procurement Oversight Authority and the governments continued implementation of reforms supporting greater transparency, including e-procurement, in key ministries.

MCC commends Kenya on its achievement of these ambitious milestones and looks forward to continuing our partnership to combat poverty and corruption, and to encourage economic growth, transparency and prosperity, said Mr. Bent.

For more information on Kenyas MCC threshold program, please visit: http://www.mcc.gov/countries/kenya/index.php.

Detailed information on MCCs work to combat poverty with 18 partner countries in Africa is available at: http://www.mcc.gov/programs/africa/index.php.

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Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a United States government agency designed to work with developing countries, is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people that promote economic growth and elimination of poverty. For more information visit www.mcc.gov.