By Alieu Kondoh
The Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swaray has updated journalists on President Bio’s Visit to the People’s Republic of China.
He disclosed that he was also part of the president delegation to China to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit and that President Bio was among the few world leaders to be accorded a state visit.
The Minister said the world is focusing on Sierra Leone because of its development potential and that is the more reason why President Bio is trying to improve the country’s economy.
He furthered that President Bio was one of two African leaders given the opportunity to address the World Bank to encourage them to invest in Africa.
He assured that the president has marketed Sierra Leone to the international community and also exposed its potentials to the outside world.
The Minister also informed that, during the FOCAC summit, President Bio thanked the Chinese Government for being with Sierra Leone during its trying times and expressed appreciation for their continued support.
Mr. Swaray explained that the Sierra Leone delegation to China visited a major agricultural center where fruitful discussions were held discussions to help boost the country’s agricultural sector.
The Minister maintained that during his campaign, President Bio never promised to build the Lungi Bridge but he deemed it fit to construct now.
He assured that the president intends making an industrial free zone and a global trade center in Lungi for those who may not want to come to Freetown.
Mr. Swaray concluded by saying that the China Power team is expected to visit Sierra Leone in October to start feasibility study for the construction of the bridge, adding that government has also signed an MOU with Star Times for digital migration into Sierra Leone.