The Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon. Mohamed O. Bangura has today received an outstanding recognition from visiting Armed Forces from Ghana, Zambia, Niger, Togo and Nigeria.
Receiving thirteen (13) students and six (6) instructors from the rank of Major, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel and General, the Minister said he inherited a huge challenge in the youth sector but his focus was to change the thinking pattern of the youth towards governance and their country in particular.
IOM Chief of Mission (5th from the right), Ambassador of Japan (5th from left) pose after the signing ceremony.
At least 2,000 Sierra Leonean youths facing chronic unemployment or underemployment will receive market-driven vocational training over the next three years under a project funded by the Government of Japan.
“IOM has a long-standing experience addressing issues related to youth, migration and employment,” said Sanusi Savage, Head of the IOM Office in Sierra Leone. “We hope that through this new initiative, we can unlock the entrepreneurship potential of Sierra Leonean youths and help them contribute to the development of the country.”
The Sweissy Jewelers’ Association - Sierra Leone, a non-governmental and business-oriented organization has elected Mamadi Kallon as Chairman of the association for a three years term following the peaceful conducted of the election at Bishop House, Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown. Mamadi Kallon the elected Chairman for 2019-2021 polled 232 votes while his contender Michael Ibrahim Sannoh polled 14 votes.