Speaking over Radio Democracy 98.1, recently, the Foreign Affairs Minister reiterated his resolve to restructure the ministry and make it more responsive to the needs of our country and more in tune to the evolving demands and pressures of the modern international community.
In this regard he spoke about the need of developing a crop of young talented Sierra Leoneans who would be professionally equipped to serve as the core work force in our diplomatic service on a sustainable basis.
The minister emphasized that it is essential for diplomats to know the priorities of our country and to fully understand the issues around the norms and conventions of international diplomacy.
As a practical dimension to his pronouncements Dr. Alie Kabba stated that his ministry is working to establish a Foreign Service Academy which will serve as a capacity building unit that would produce competent and efficient diplomats who would be adequately equipped to professionally represent Sierra Leone on the international stage.
Dr. Kabba also emphasized the need to positively sell the country to the world and attract serious interest of investors and major development partners from all over the globe in a bid to achieve the New Direction goal of making Sierra Leone “a better place” for everyone.