New Diplomatic Envoys Present Letters to Pres. Bio

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Ambassador of Serbia to Nigeria accredited to Sierra Leone, Djura Likra, Ambassador of Indonesia to Senegal accredited to Sierra Leone, Dindin Wahyundin, High Commissioner of Zambia to Ghana Accredited to Sierra Leone, Richard Mwanza and Ambassador of Jamaica to Nigeria accredited to Sierra Leone, Esmond St. C Reid have presented their letters of credence to His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio.

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Sierra Leone were established in 1961, immediately after gaining independence. The sincere friendship that ties the two states was forged precisely 60 years ago and based on the principles and joint activity within the non-aligned movement. Both countries have continued to develop in all areas of common interests.

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Sierra Leone opened in November 1994 in areas of the economy, trade and culture. The Southeast Asian country has provided scholarships to many Sierra Leoneans in diverse fields of study.

The relationship between Sierra Leone and Jamaica can be traced as far back as during the slave trade with settlement in Freetown in 1792 for the resettlement of the African Americans who had arrived via Nova Scotia after they had been evacuated as freedmen from the United States. Some of the Maroons eventually returned to Jamaica but most became part of the larger Sierra Leone Creole people and culture made up of freemen and liberated slaves.

Diplomatic relations between Sierra Leone and the Republic of Zambia can be traced to those years of independence in Africa. As part of the strong ties between both countries, a contingent of 800 Zambian soldiers were part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone in the 2000s.

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr Visits Upgraded PHUs

The work to #TransformFreetown continues! Over the weekend when Mayor Aki-Sawyerr paid a site visit to the Grey Bush and Ross Road PHUs which are undergoing upgrades to accommodate more maternity cases. She was accompanied by FCC Councillors and implementing partner CRS and received by CHO Foday Marrah and CHO Rose Stevens respectively.

Improvements made at Grey Bush PHU:

– Postnatal Ward expanded to accommodate 5 beds instead of 1 (beds have been ordered and will be delivered soon)

– Labour Ward expanded to accommodate 2 beds instead of 1 bed

– Upgrade of incinerator

– Upgrade and installation of borehole with 2 water tanks

– Roof cover provided for previously open walkway

– New gate installed and wall height increased to improve security

Improvements made at Ross Road PHU:

– Postnatal Ward which accommodates 1 beds (there wasn’t one before)

– Surgical Room

– Roof work

DMO Osaio Kamara was out of town yesterday; we look forward to handing the upgraded PHU/BeMONC facilities over to him and the respective CHOs when the works are completed and the beds installed.

Thanks to the EU for funding this work. Freetonians, please pay your #property rates, #business licenses and #local taxes so that we can use FCC own source revenues to do more work like this!! Together

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