Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance
By Sayoh Kamara, PRO-MoFED
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa will lead a-five man delegation to this year’s Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (ADB) that will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea from 21-25 May 2018 on the theme, “Accelerating Africa’s Industrialization”.
The AfDB meetings will also hold at its margins, the 6th Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Conference. The Bank Group meetings would be preceded by high-level seminars and workshops, including other side events relating to the theme of the Meetings.
The new Minister of Information and Communications, Mr. Mohamed RadoSwarray, has assured the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) that the Government will fulfill all its commitment to the Sierra Leone media, including the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law.
“Let me first of all reiterate our earlier commitment to the media as a party and government. President Julius Maada Bio is very passionate about issues bordering on rights and press freedom and he’s committed to repeal Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act which criminalizes libel. He has demonstrated such commitment in public and in our private discussions with him,” said Swarray during a courtesy call by SLAJ on Thursday, 17th May 2018, at his office at Youyi Building, Freetown.
The Freetown City Council (FCC) over the weekend held a team building and visioning day with FCC Management Staff, at the Civil Service Training College, State Avenue, to inspire them on a shared vision of transforming the city.
The exercise was geared to capture participants’ thoughts on what a positively transformed Freetown would look like versus what a further deteriorated city would look like. The process was to further get FCC Management Staff to work together effectively as a team especially in driving the Mayors vision for the city in- “Fɔ wi Kɔmyuniti, Fɔ wi Progrɛs and Fɔ wi Fritɔng”.
More than a dozen African athletes including a number of Sierra Leoneans who disappeared while competing in the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia have been told to hand themselves in or leave the country before they are caught.
The competitors from Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda and Sierra Leone all disappeared from their accommodation on the Gold Coast - some without even competing. Their visas ran out on 15th May, 2018.