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President Julius Maada Bio in Turkey to Woo Turkish Investors

President Julius Maada Bio in Turkey to Woo Turkish Investors

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President Julius Maada Bio in Turkey to Woo Turkish Investors

London, United Kingdom, Tuesday 10 August 2021 - His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio has departed London this morning for a private visit to the Republic of Turkey where he is expected to spend two weeks.

While in the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio is expected to hold private meetings with members of the private sector to explore investment opportunities in Sierra Leone for Turkish companies and investors.

It could be recalled that on 29th July His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio participated in the Global Education Summit in London which raised US $4 billion for the Global Partnership for Education as part of a US $5 billion funding target to transform education for millions of the world's most vulnerable children. This funding is expected to enable 175 million children to learn and help get 88 million more girls and boys in school by 2025. 

African Group Bids Farewell to Alie Kabba

African Group Bids Farewell to Alie Kabba

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African Group Bids Farewell to Alie Kabba

In a well-attended virtual meeting of the African Member States of the United Nations (the African Group), Sierra Leone’s outgoing Permanent Representative, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dr. Alie Kabba was resoundingly extolled by his counterparts.

In recognizing the stellar leadership of Ambassador Kabba, his earnest and firm commitment towards the promotion of the African interest, members of the African Group in New York delivered goodwill messages, noting his relentless service and steadfastness in projecting an inclusive African agenda at the United Nations during his term as Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone.

Ambassadors and Permanent Representatives from various African Member States presented their kind compliments to Ambassador Kabba, describing him, inter alia, as a true representative of Africa and as a champion on issues relevant to the achievement of African aspirations, particularly on the issue of Security Council reform.   

“Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) Will Generate Le 800 Billion for the Government…”

“Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) Will Generate Le 800 Billion for the Government…”

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“Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) Will Generate Le 800 Billion for the Government…”

By Sheku Sackoh Turay

The Executive Chairman of the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA), Mr Brima Baluwa Koroma disclosed to  pressmen that the Government of Sierra Leone would this year receive nothing less than Le 800 Billion from the Petroleum Sector.

He made this revelation at a joint Press briefing with the Ministries of Transport and Aviation, Trade and Industry, and the Petroleum Regulatory Agency at the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Brookfiels, Freetown, on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

The purpose of the joint press briefing was to educate the media about the unfolding issue of fuel and transportations in the country in order to inform the general public.  

Sierra Leone Welcomes the Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped via COVAX Facility

Sierra Leone Welcomes the Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped via COVAX Facility

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Sierra Leone Welcomes the Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines Shipped via COVAX Facility

 Freetown, Sunday, 8th August 2021 – Sierra Leone has today received the second batch of 96,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by France and delivered by UNICEF through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Government of Sierra Leone, CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). This French donation to COVAX is a part of Team Europe’s broader effort to ensure equitable access to vaccines in lower- and middle-income countries.
This brings to 192 000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which have been received by Sierra Leone under the COVAX facility.  The first batch of 96 000 doses was delivered on the 8th March 2021 and this helped Sierra Leone to kick start a countrywide vaccination of eligible adults, starting with the frontline workers. The first batch of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines has been since fully utilized.
“This further donation from the COVAX Facility will help safeguard Sierra Leone’s population from the consequences of the COVID-19 virus and begin reducing barriers to saving lives and protecting livelihoods. The Government is appreciative of the efforts made by all partners in the COVAX Facility that has made this donation possible” said Dr. Austin Demby, Minister of Health and Sanitation.
The COVAX Facility has been instrumental in supporting low and middle-income countries to receive COVID-19 vaccines and supporting governments with the development of national vaccination plans, cold chain infrastructure and related operational equipment, logistical materials and medical supplies. to facilitate smooth implementation of the vaccination activities. This first consignment of Oxford AstraZeneca received through the COVAX Facility, together with the consignment of vaccines received through other facilities, have helped reach thousands of eligible adults with the first dose and second dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
In Sierra Leone, this arrival of the new batch of vaccines is timely as the country continues responding to a third wave of COVID-19 and preparing for future eventualities.

MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS LEADS SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION TO UPU CONGRESS..

MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS LEADS SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION TO UPU CONGRESS..

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MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS  LEADS SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION TO UPU CONGRESS..

The Minister of Information and Communications, Hon. Mohamed Rahman Swaray leading the Sierra Leone delegation was in attendance at the opening ceremony of the 27th Session of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in Abidjan Cote d Voire. In the Minister's delegation are: Daniel Kaitibi DG NATCOM, Brima Katta, MD SALPOST, and A. Ben- Foday, Director, NATCOM.

The congress is slated for 9th - 27th August 2021 and is being held at the Prestigious Sofitel Hotel Ivoire.

The UPU is one of the specialised agencies of the UN responsible for Universal Postal Services.

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