22nd January 2018
The Sierra Leone Investment Agency Welcomes Belgium Partners
The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLEIPA), has recently welcomed a delegation of investment partners from Belgium.
In her speech, the acting Minister of Trade and industry, Madam Mabinty Daramy, welcomed the Belgian Trade Mission on behalf of President Ernest Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone.
Acting Minister of Trade informed them that the country has many investment potentials with rich natural and minerals resources and called on them to take advantage of such opportunities.
The head of Belgian delegation, on behalf of the team, thanked the president and government for granting them investment opportunities in the country. He informed the audience that the two countries have bilateral relationship for a very long time and that they hope to maintain such relationship by living up to their promise as this is just the beginning.
The Chief Executive Officer of SLIEPA, Mr. Raymond Kai Gbekie, in his presentation also welcomed the Belgian Trade Mission and informed them that in the next couple of years the government of President Koroma will continue to attract investment, improve the business climate, and promote a multi-pronged diversification.
He highlighted some of the development gains government has made in all sectors of the economy with specific reference to commercial activities as the country is being described by development partners as the fastest growing place for business. He mentioned various areas of investment such as Fisheries, Agriculture, Transport, Mining, Infrastructure, Tourism and many other opportunities.
Mr. Kia Gbekie informed the Belgian Trade Mission that Sierra Leone is the 10th largest diamond producing country in the world and with such achievement and encouraged the Belgian Team to increase their investment opportunities in the country.
In attendance were the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Marrah; the Sierra Leone Ambassador to Belgium Ibrahim Sorie; the Board Chairman of SLIEPA, Mr. Robbin Koker and many other government dignitaries.
Courtesy: Platinum Media.