By Uzman Unis Bah
From the onset of the presentation of Letters of Credence to President Macky Sall of Senegal, the Sierra Leonean Ambassador, Alhaji Brima Elvis Koroma is drenched in engagements with other foreign diplomats to foster and warm up Sierra Leone’s bilateral relationships; carry the president’s flagship message of upscaling education, tourism, agri-business, and fighting corruption.
The Sierra Leone Ambassador to Senegal continues his diplomatic engagements with his colleague Ambassadors in Dakar, Senegal. Ambassador Koroma also met with a Senegalese Ministers and held bilateral discussions on issues of mutual benefits to both countries. The Ambassador attended the CAF Award Ceremony alongside the Egyptian Ambassador.
Meeting with the Ambassador of Rwanda Dr. Mathias Harebamungu, his Excellency, Ambassador Koroma said the Rwandese experience on e-governance and the approach to anti- corruption were worth emulating. The Sierra Leone envoy was also present at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport to join his colleagues who had gathered at the airport to witness the departure of the Liberian President, HE George Weah after a three day stay in Dakar for the CAF Awards.
In meeting with the Ghanaian High commissioner, Ambassador koroma talked on issues related to bolstering education, tourism, agri-business, and waging a war against corruption, a catalyst which for years has slowed the progress of the African’s development. He said in that vein, Sierra Leone has inaugurated, through parliament a commission of inquiry that will investigate all corrupt acts of the paste regime.
Ambassador Koroma has paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Thailand, who is also accredited to Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leonean Envoy thanked his colleague for the various training programmes that Thailand has been offering to Sierra Leone, which, according to him, is in line with the Presidents goal of Human Capital development. The two Ambassadors also focused on cooperation in the areas of agriculture, tourism, fishery and infrastructure.
“Since I arrived in Senegal, I have been having engagements every day, I have called on Ambassadors to discuss issues of mutual interest, and promoting a lasting friendship which will lead to human capital development; we have to support president Bio’s aspiration for national growth; and the fight against corruption should be the fight of every patriotic citizen.” Ambassador Koroma said.
Senegal has a rosy relationship with Sierra Leone, the two countries have participated in several programs for national development; Senegal also contributed to the UN peace mission in Sierra Leone; and presently the two countries shear similar aspirations for development and national growth