By State House Media and Communications Unit
Washington, D.C., United States, Monday 27 September 2021 – Acting Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Mahmoud Bah, has praised Sierra Leone for its unprecedented work in the preparation and development of the MCC compact and described His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio as a champion in the fight against corruption.
Speaking during a bilateral meeting with President Bio, the Acting CEO said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, tremendous and amazing work has been done so far by Sierra Leone towards the development of a compact.
“The speed and calibre of your team have been impressive. Thank you for the leadership that you have provided for the great work,” Mahmoud Bah stated.
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of MCC, Alexia Latortue, explained the three priorities of the MCC – combating climate change, inclusion and gender and catalysing the private sector.
In response, President Bio said that Sierra Leone was fully committed to the development of the MCC compact, adding that the Threshold Programme had laid a strong foundation for the development of the compact.
He commended the MCC for its support and highlighted efforts by the government to fight corruption, mitigate climate change challenges, promote inclusive and gender issues, support the private sector and the human capital development agenda.