In a bid to enhance mobility of officials of the Agency, the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEAP), on the 29th May 2019 allocated two motorbikes to the Provincial Offices in Bo and Makeni. The ceremony took place at the Bo Regional Office.
Two out of the four motorbikes bought by the Agency were kept for the remaining two proposed provincial offices in Kenema and Kono which will be commissioned in due course.
According to statement made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLIEPA, Mr. Sheku Lexmond Koroma, the motorbikes were purchased for the use of staff in the regional offices to purely facilitate their movements in the provinces. He acknowledged the Chairman Board of Directors for working together with him in providing mobility for their officials. Mr. Koroma noted that, the New Direction is investment agenda focused, therefore they will do everything within their powers to consolidate that pose in the interest of maximizing foreign direct investment, hence the cause for economic development in the Country.
The CEO further admonished the staff to use the motorbikes purposely for official needs, because they are Government’s properties. He recognized their contribution towards the achievement of SLIEPA and encouraged them to continue working hard.
When handing over the bikes to the Officers-In-Charge, the SLIEPA Chairman Board of Directors, Mr. Jonathan George, expressed his delight for securing the motorbikes. He said the idea to purchase them came up during a regional tour with the CEO when he took up office. Chairman George asked the official to treat the bikes with care so that they will be durable. He admonished all the staff of SLIEPA to work together for the growth and success of the Agency.
He noted that the New Direction Government, led by His Excellency Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio depends on SLIEPA as one of the Agencies to drive the country’s economy through investment and export. The Chairman concluded by doing an official handing over of the bikes to the Regional Officers in Charge of the SLIEPA offices in Bo and Makeni Mr. Aiah Casbie Nyandebo and Mr. Karim Sesay respectively.
The Deputy Director, Head of Provincial Offices, Mr. Alex J Mammy, when giving the vote of thanks, reiterated the careful usage of the motorbikes for their rightful purpose. He then thanked everyone for making the program a success.
The handing over ceremony was however, followed by a brief meeting between SLIEPA officers in the provinces and the Aftercare and Event Manager, Mrs. Sally Sulaiman Gassama, who also moderated the ceremony. The meeting was to map out a robust and effective Aftercare strategy going forward.
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