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Sierra Leone and UNIDO Sign Declaration

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The Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) and the United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed a joint declaration regarding the development of a Country Programme.  The signing ceremony took place April 11th at the Ministry of Trade and Industry conference hall, Youyi Building, Freetown.  (Photo: Deputy Director General of UNIDO, Dr. Taizo Nishikawa and Sierra Leone’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Usman Boie Kamara exchanging MOU of the Joint Declaration)

Signing the declaration on behalf of GOSL, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Honorable Usman Boie Kamara, expressed hope that Dr. Kandeh Yumkella’s work will be a lasting legacy for Sierra Leone. He noted that UNIDO has been contributing immensely to the industrial development of this country and commended the organization for promoting self sufficiency in the country.

The minister pointed out that the impact of UNIDO’s developmental activities is felt right round the country where it has been supporting Growth Centres.

Honorable Usman Boie Kamara gave special thanks to UNIDO for funding the construction of the biggest Growth Centre building in Sierra Leone built in Bo City, disclosing that the president himself, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has consented to unveil the structure on April 12, 2013.

Usman Boie Kamara described UNIDO as a major component in reducing poverty and increasing wealth in developing countries. Many countries, he said, owe the success of their industrialization to UNIDO.

Signing on behalf of UNIDO, the Deputy Director General of UNIDO, Dr. Taizo Nishikawa, noted the formulation of the new Country Programme will be finalized in Vienna, the capital city of Austria, in May this year.  He stated that the joint formulation and implementation of the Country Programme is aimed at enhancing President Koroma’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity.’

In the declaration, GOSL and UNIDO declared their intention to work closely to develop a Country Programme with the objective of contributing to the achievement of the goals and targets of the government’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ for 2013-2017.

Both parties also declared their intention to field a UNIDO mission to Sierra Leone in April 2013 to initiate the formulation of a Country Programme that will focus on Agribusiness Development, Renewable Energy, and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, with particular emphasis on youth employment and gender; Industrial Statistics and Technological Support, with issues of quality and standards cutting across all the three domains, and additional areas that may subsequently be approved by the Dr. Kandeh Yunkella, Director-General of UNIDO and Sierra Leone’s Trade and Industry Minister.

Joint Delegation attendees

Joint Delegation attendees

GOSL and UNIDO in the declaration registered their desire to have the Country Programme finalized for signature during the Vienna Energy Forum scheduled to take place in May 2013. They further expressed their desire to embark on joint fund mobilization efforts to marshal necessary resources for the effective implementation of the Country Programme.

GOSL and UNIDO finally expressed their intention to review the progress achieved in cooperation between them after a period of one year after the signing of the Joint Declaration, and to decide then any further measures that may be desirable to enhance that cooperation.

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One Comment on "Sierra Leone and UNIDO Sign Declaration"

  1. mr.chandulal sukhadiya on Sun, 14th Apr 2013 6:07 pm 

    frist i am indiaman,second i am saluman,i do business in sierraleone last 7 years,now i start manufacturing of solar power plants and solar water pump in india,in gujrat state.my frist target for sierraleone of solar lights .after other country in the world.and want to remoove the label of “darkest capital city in the world is freetown”.i want to remoove this lable by solar power plants. sierraleone is most lucky for get sunlight all years 75 to 85% .so we 100% will success for solar power plants. in india gujrat state we make 600 mw solar power plants is stated last year all ready ,and this same place total 2000 mw solar power plants will finish this year. and in gujrat have narmada canal stated all ready built on canal solar power plants total 2200mw.under consruction.u will get it picture from google news.naramda canal solar and gujrat solar park.in side we built 3 project 10+15+7.5mw total diffrent diffrent companys power plants.i hope for buildup for sierraleone. its my coast price. if u give this massage to precident and UNIDO GM.see my web site pl. i am coming this month end in sierraleone. last month i was meet ollunoyi robin coker sir.now also will meet to precident .




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