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Sierra Leone - Long-term Strategy Consultation Meeting
The workshop attracted participants from government, financial institutions, private sector, civil society organisation, academia and other regional bodies. In his opening remarks, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Dr. Samura Kamara who co-chaired the meeting with the Resident Representative of the AfDB in Sierra Leone, Mr. Yero Baldeh, said that the Bank’s Long Term Strategy is consistent with the Government of Sierra Leone’s vision of becoming a middle income country in 25 years’ time and a donor country in 50 years’ time. The Minister highlighted five key drivers for the Government of Sierra Leone’s long term agenda. These include Energy, Education, Environment, Infrastructure and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). In his statement, the Resident Representative, Mr. Yero Baldeh welcomed participants and encouraged them to be frank and open in their discussions. He spoke about achievements the continent of Africa has made in the past and the role of the Bank in this.