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  • Thursday, 18 April 2024

"President Bio Holds Diplomatic Meeting with ECOWAS Bank President Dr. George Agyekum Donkor to Advance Sierra Leone's Development Agenda"

Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio recently welcomed Dr. George Agyekum Donkor, the President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment (EBID), in a diplomatic meeting. The meeting aimed to discuss the bank's support for Sierra Leone's Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2024-2030.


The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) is a regional international financial institution that supports development projects in the fifteen ECOWAS member states, including Sierra Leone. President Bio expressed his gratitude for the bank's commitment to supporting Sierra Leone's development agenda and emphasized the importance of concrete discussions that would lead to the implementation of projects beneficial to the people of Sierra Leone.


The MTNDP 2024-2030, titled "A Transformative Acceleration Agenda for Food Security, Human Capital Development, and Job Creation," was officially launched by President Bio on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. The plan outlines strategic initiatives to address key development challenges in Sierra Leone, with a focus on food security, human capital development, and job creation.


Dr. Donkor, who has held various leadership positions at EBID, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Before joining EBID, he served as Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services, and Head of Legal Division/Compliance for the institution. His expertise will be instrumental in facilitating discussions and collaborations between Sierra Leone and EBID to realize the objectives of the MTNDP 2024-2030.


The meeting between President Bio and Dr. Donkor underscores the importance of regional cooperation and partnerships in achieving sustainable development goals. It highlights Sierra Leone's commitment to leveraging international support and expertise to drive economic growth, create jobs, and improve the well-being of its citizens.

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