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AFDB New Country Director presents credentials to Foreign Minister

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(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The new Country Director for the African Development Bank in Sierra Leone, Madam Halima Hashi last week presented her Letters of Credentials to the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mrs Nabeela Farida Tunis, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation, Tower Hill, Freetown.

In her brief remarks, the new African Development Bank Country Director to Sierra Leone, Madam Hashi, informed Minister Tunis that the African Development Bank is keen to support the Government of Sierra Leone in Water and Sanitation projects and also Transport and Energy initiatives.

First Senior Secondary School for Tambakha and Samaya Tambakha Chiefdoms in Northern Sierra Leone

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(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has toured the two Tambakha Chiefdoms and discussed his government’s plans to construct the first Senior Secondary School in that part of northern Sierra Leone.

Explaining the historical relationship between the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the people of the two Tambakha Chiefdoms, Constituency Youth Leader, Alhaji Kamara, said they had been a major player in the formation and development of the party.

Lands Ministry rolls out Standard Operating Procedures

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(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Country Planning has successfully ended a two-day senior management retreat in Mattru Jong to adopt processes and procedures that will not only reduce human contact but also eradicate corruption in land administration and management.

The team led by the Minister, Dr. Turad Senesie critically deliberated and agreed on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will ensure and enhance effective public service delivery.

Japan signs MOU with Sierra Leone to promote automotive maintenance

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(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The People's Republic of Japan in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Sierra Leone to promote youth employment through automotive maintenance skills training.

The 3.8 million dollar project will support four ultra-modern vehicle maintenance centers in Freetown, Bo, Kenema, and Tonkolili and will benefit over 10, 000 young men and women overfive years.

Labour Ministry concludes consultative meeting on migration

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(SLENA, 30th March, 2021). The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has concluded a two-day stakeholders’ consultative meeting for the establishment of Labour Desks at Gendema and Gbalamuya in Pujehun and Kambia Districts to monitor the inflow and outflow of migrants in the Country.

There are over two hundred other unattended border crossing points between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
The meetings aimed at soliciting stakeholders in the border communities to share their experiences on irregular migration and to agree on the way forward for the establishment of Labour Desks in the selected locations.

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