The Finance Minister told the World Bank Country Manger that his government is appreciative of the support given by the World Bank. He lamented that youth unemployment has been a crisis and a security threat in the country.
The Finance Minister added that his government is determined to improve on human capital in the country and that as a government, they will do all they can to ensure that Sierra Leone’s youth learn the necessary skills needed to empower themselves as the project is particularly targeting youth.
The World Bank Country Manager, Gayle H. Martin in her brief remarks said the World Bank is pleased to support the new government in their bid to improve the lives of its citizens and especially the youth.
On his own part, Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Prof. Aiah Gbakima welcomed the project. He noted that the money will definitely transform the lives of the youth by providing employment as youth unemployment is a major threat to national security.