Press Release

It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority that airlines are in the habit of disembarking passengers on arrival without their baggage on most of their flights during the festive seasons. Such actions most times result to very unpleasant consequences to both the passengers and the airlines. Continue reading

Trade Minister addresses UNIDO General Conference in Vienna

The ongoing 14th session of the UNIDO General Conference has assembled hundreds of participants including Heads of states, Ministers and other high-level government officials from around the world.

They are discussing issues pertaining to industrial revolution and sustainable development. The session which started November 28 in Vienna is expected to end on the 2nd   December 2011.

This year’s theme “The New Industrial Revolution: Making it sustainable” will focus on strategic and sustainable industrial developments which are crucial in the environmental, economic and social sectors. According to UNIDO “This is of particular relevance to developing countries in the present international development context.”

During the session, a speech delivered by Sierra Leone´s Trade Minster Dr. Richard Conteh, on behalf of His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, highlighted the importance of this year’s theme and the challenges which could be addressed through hard work and commitment.

Read full speech below: Continue reading