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A four-man delegation from the African Union and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) yesterday 3rd August 2009 met with President Ernest Bai Koroma at State Lodge in Freetown.
According to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Sam Sesay, who accompanied the delegation, the purpose of their visit was to assess and have first-hand information on agricultural development in the country.
President of the National Association of Farmers of Sierra Leone
Members of Parliament
Your Excellencies, members of the Diplomatic
Members of Civil Society Movements
Ladies and Gentlemen:
A little over four years ago, I pledged to the people of this country to work earnestly to provide the enabling environment required to make Sierra Leone self sufficient in food production through increased agricultural productivity.
Members of the Peace Building Commission,
His Excellency Mr. Solomon E. Berewa
Distinguished ladies and Gentlemen, Permit me to begin this statement by thanking you, members of the Peace Building commission (PBC), for accepting my country's request to be one of the first cases for consideration by the Commission.
STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT ALHAJI DR AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE GLOBAL DONORS' CONFERENCE ON THE ECOWAS PEACE SUPPORT LOGISTICS DEPOT AT THE BINTUMANI CONFERENCE CENTRE FREETOWN TUESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER 2006
It is with great pleasure that I join earlier speakers in welcoming our brothers and sisters from the sub-region as well as our dear friends and development partners in the regional integration process. Once again a milestone has been achieved in the course of the integration of our sub region.
By Marian Samu
By Arthur Hedd-Williams
The Chinese Ambassador, Mr. Cheng Wenju has again donated tractors and other Agricultural equipments to the President Alhaj Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah at the Youyi Building in Freetown to enhance the government's food self sufficiency programme. This is in addition to a similar consignment of agricultural equipments donated to the country last year.
According to the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr.
By Marian Samu
The almost eleven-year rebel war in Sierra Leone did not only have a toll on human beings and human settlements, but did a severe blow on the educational sector especially the destruction of educational facilities including schools and colleges. Since the end of the war, government has through its donor partners worked relentlessly to rehabilitate the damaged infrastructure of this country.
Your Excellency the President of the Republic,
Mr. Vice President,
Members of the diplomatic Corps,
Today marks the third commemoration of the Food Security pledge, which I made on May 19th 2002. Let me first of all join previous speakers in welcoming the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and all our foreign guests. I should also like to take this opportunity to congratulate you in advance as Director General for your third term re-election.
With Sierra Leone's destructive eleven-year conflict formally declared over in January 2002, the country is at last beginning the task of reconstruction, reconciliation and consolidation of peace. The challenge is enormous, as are the financial and human capacity constraints faced. However, with security and unhindered access to all parts of the country now enjoyed, government has joined with its international and national partners to make a concerted push towards recovery.
THE GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE AND RUF,
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Please find attached information from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, and other partners on the ongoing synchronized National Immunization Days (NIDs) polio campaign which started on Monday, October 16.
In my last address to you on Sunday May 7, I spoke to you about the security situation in the country and the unfortunate incident of misinformation which had created panic in the country. Since then, there have been further developments that have compelled me to address you today.
As you are all aware, Parliamentarians and Civil Society groups organised a demonstration today to appeal to the RUF to give peace a chance in Sierra Leone. During the demonstration, large crowds marched to the residence of Cpl. Foday Sankoh.
Several times in the past, I have said to you that your Government which you had elected will not allow itself to be taken unawares by any individual or group intent on destroying the lives and property of its citizens. Today, I wish to assure you that our resolve has not waned.
I realise that the events of the past several days have been very traumatic for you all. However, I ask you to have faith in your Government.
Being an Act to establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in line with Article XXVI of the Lome Peace Agreement and to provide for related matters.
Enacted by the President and Members of Parliament in this present Parliament assembled.
PART 1 - PRELIMINARY
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE and
THE REVOLUTIONARY UNITED FRONT OF SIERRA LEONE (RUF/SL)
Having met in Lome, Togo, from the 25 May 1999, to 7 July 1999 under the auspices of the Current Chairman of ECOWAS, President Gnassingbe Eyadema;
Recalling earlier initiatives undertaken by the countries of the sub-region and the International Community, aimed at bringing about a negotiated settlement of the conflict in Sierra Leone, and culminating in the Abidjan Peace Agreement of 30 November, 1996 and the ECOWAS Peace Plan of 23 October, 1997;
James 0.C. Jonah, the Permanent Representative
of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, told correspondents at a Headquarters
press conference today that in his Government's view, the international
media had presented "a rather distorted picture" of events in
Sierra Leone in the last few weeks. He wished to correct the record.
that, since he took office six months ago, his Government had been preoccupied with establishing peace and rebuilding the
economic and social infrastructure.
Sierra Leone had been embroiled in a war with a rebel group calling itself the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) since 1991, he
explained. While there still was no signed peace agreement between the State of Sierra Leone and the RUF, he believed that