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Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation

Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation By Kembay Police Headquarters George Street Freetown, Wednesday 28th February, 2024 Her Excellency the Turkish Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Sibel Erkan has visited the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. William Fayia Sellu to know the SLP stands on the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM), ahead of the 5-6 May and 15-17 July, 2024 OIC meetings in Banju and Yaounde respectively.  In her presentations, Her Excellency Madam Erkan discloses that, her visit was to know if the SLP is interested in being part of the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM) establishment following the 13th Summit  heads of States and Government of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The PIKM she went on to explained would be established to combat terrorism, extremism, organised crime and to strengthen capacities of PIKM members states.  "For the Center to become op

For Sierra Leone, ADB Approves a $36 Million Rice Project




ADB Approves $36 Million Rice Project for Sierra Leone

Monday, 8th August 2022

Zachariah Jalloh, StratComm MIC

In compliance with President Dr Julius Maada Bio’s vision for making Sierra Leone self-sufficient in rice production, the Ministry of Agriculture has commenced a 3-day engagement on the Technical launch of the Rice Agro Industrial Cluster (SL RAIC) Project at the Atlantic Lumley Hotel, Freetown.

The Rice Agro Industrial Cluster Project is a $36million project that is supported by the African Development Bank and the Government of Sierra Leone. It's specifically  geared towards enhancing rice self-sufficiency in Sierra Leone and improving the livelihoods of citizens in rural households.

The Project will be executed by the Ministry of Agriculture in Bonthe and Pujehun Districts, where It is projected to benefit 5000 farmers within a five-year period.

The SLRAIC project was borne out of the engagement held between President Dr. Julius Maada Bio and the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adeseni in March 2020, when the President of the African Development Bank visited Sierra Leone and held fruitful discussions with President Dr. Julius Maada Bio on areas of cooperation, especially on Agriculture. 

The Key project outcomes are improved food security, Agribusiness skills development for employability and entrepreneurship and improved value addition and commercialization of rice.

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