Ambassador Bockari Stevens his senior staff, SLIEPA Board Chairman Mr Oluniyi Robbin – Coker and Delegation from CFA
A delegation from the Constituency for Africa met the Sierra Leone Ambassador to Washington, The Hon. Bockari Stevens and his senior staff, to discuss the tragic mud-slide that occurred during heavy rains in the capital Freetown. The meeting took place in the Sierra Leone Embassy located in Northwest Washington.
Joining CFA’s President Melvin Foote for the meeting were, Victoria Gregg, a film documentary producer, Charles Sharp, the President of the Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA), Jeannine B. Scott, who is a Member of the CFA Board of Directors, Janette Yarwood, who is the Legislative Director for Africa for Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Sub-Committee on Africa, and Robert L. Mallett, the President of the relief and development agency Africare
The Government of Sierra Leone has put out an international appeal for assistance to address the crisis. Many neighboring countries have already begun to respond with assistance, and international partners including the United States are now considering assistance for Sierra Leone.
CFA’s President Melvin Foote was pleased with the meeting with the Sierra Leone Ambassador said Foote, “Without question CFA “must” respond to the crisis in Sierra Leone. We will do what we can to press the US Administration to respond to the immediate crisis in Sierra Leone, and also inform and press African-Americans and the Diaspora to also do what we can to generate a significant response”.