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Sierra Leone gets US$3.7mn food aid from Japan

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APAN GIVES ¥360,000,000 FOOD AID TO SIERRA LEON

In his remarks, the Ambassador of Japan, stated that the grant was as a result of a request from Sierra Leone which his country positively responded to.

As reported by the information attaché in the Sierra Leone embassy in Ghana, the Japanese ambassador emphasized that it was the policy of his government to contribute to the Agriculture and Food Security sector of the Sierra Leone economy, among others.

High Commissioner Yansaneh reiterated the excellent bilateral relations and commended Japan for its continued support to the development aspirations of Sierra Leone.

He recalled the various areas in which Japan is currently contributing such as agriculture and food security, education, energy and water resources, rural development and sanitation training and human resource development .

Yansaneh appealed to Japan for more support in various other sectors, especially energy and infrastructure to meet the President Koroma’s agenda for prosperity.

The Embassy of Japan has also provided US$4.1million for the “Urgent Improvement of Power Distribution System in Freetown” as the formal signing of the agreement for the grant is expected to take place in the near future.

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