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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

World Bank Approves US$ 65 Million Budget Support to Sierra Leone


GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE MINISTRY OF FINANCE

PRESS RELEASE
World Bank Approves US$ 65 Million Budget Support to Sierra Leone

The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Finance, is pleased to inform the General Public that the World Bank Board Executive Directors has approved the Third Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF) and the disbursement of a $65 million Grant, which will support the Government of Sierra Leone to address critical developmental challenges, by supporting reforms related to macroeconomic stability, mining sector governance, land management practices, gender equality, and accountability of the public sector.

The DPF addresses weaknesses in land management, mining, and public sector governance while strengthening climate adaptation and resilience. Reforms supported by the programme are consistent with the World Bank's crisis response framework for supporting green, resilient, inclusive development, the Global Crisis Response Framework, and the Big Five priorities of the
Government of Sierra Leone.

The reforms will support critical areas which will stimulate growth in lands, mining, and the
sectors that will improve inclusiveness in Education, Gender and Payment Systems, quality of transparency and governance in procurement, and efficiency of State-Owned Enterprises.

This support will help the government to meet its critical pro-poor expenditures in education,
health, and other statutory payments.

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