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IMF drops $20.8 million to the New Direction Government

GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE PRESS RELEASE The International Monetary Fund Approves Sierra Leone's Economic Performance Under the Extended Credit Facility Programme on 5th June 2023 The Ministry of Finance. in collaboration with the Bank of Sierra Leone and the National Revenue Authority, wish to inform the general public that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has, on 5" June  2023, approved the Economic Performance Programme of the Government of Sierra Leone, which will trigger immediate disbursement of about US$20.8 million. It is worth noting that the global economy is currently facing challenges occasioned by unprecedented overlapping multiple crises severely impacting all countries' economic fabric. These crises have manifested into high inflation, depreciation of currencies, deteriorating external accounts, high-interest rates and rising debt levels and vulnerabilities.  The crisis has also wo

First Lady Fatima Maada Bio now has a serious position under the UN Secretary General.


The First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Fatima Jabbie Maada Bio, who has won numerous national and international awards, has been appointed by the UN Secretary General to a significant position in the UN. 

Dear Mrs. Maada Bio,

In accordance with the United Nations General Assembly resolution on Zero

Waste (77/161) of 22 December 2022, it is with great pleasure that I appoint you as

a member of the Advisory Board of Eminent Persons on Zero Waste. The Board has

an important role to play in supporting zero-waste initiatives in the context of sustainable development. As a Board member, I trust that I can count on your knowledge, experience, expertise and commitment to promote zero-waste initiatives.

Given that the concept of "zero waste" is gaining attention worldwide as a

sustainable solution to reduce waste, redesign material use and production, promote a circular economy, and inform consumer choices, it is my hope that the multi-partner and multidisciplinary, regionally and gender balanced Board will work to publicize best practices and success stories and raise awareness to promote local and national zero-waste initiatives. The Terms of Reference of the Board are enclosed.

As convenor of the Advisory Board, I look forward to the work you will undertake with fellow Board Members to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and I have asked the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to work closely with you. Focal points from these organizations will contact you soon about the onboarding process as well as with details for the first meeting of the Board in September 2023, in New York.

I welcome you once again to the Advisory Board on Zero Waste and trust that

you will continue to be a champion on our journey to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and to raise awareness and promote practices leading to progress towards a sustainable and prosperous future for people and planet.

Yours sincerely,

"It can only be Allah. That girl from Kono is appointed by no less a person but @UN Secretary General @antonioguterres to the advisory board of eminent persons, to promote zero-waste initiatives to advance the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. I am grateful. @presidentbio"


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