The Report of the conference on the Tripartite Investment Programme (TIP) has been presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma at State House. The Conference chaired by Dr. Kandeh Yumkella was held on May 26th and 27th at the Country Lodge in Freetown and attended by Stakeholders including, International reputable Infrastructural Construction Companies, Investment Banks, Private Sector Investors, Agencies of Infrastructural Development Worldwide, Sierra Leone Private Sector, representatives from SLRA, Ministries, Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers and members of the general public.
The Tripartite Investment Committee set up by President Koroma is geared towards developing his vision of transforming the infrastructure of the country in line with the Agenda for Change programme. The vision involves building a new city at Lungi in the Kaffu-Bullom chiefdom, Portloko district, upgrading and extending the Lungi International Airport and constructing a bridge linking the airport to Freetown. Vice President Sam Sumana who presented the TIP Report, said the Committee is currently identifying funding from foreign interested groups which attended the Investment conference and those within the country. Receiving the Report, President Koroma disclosed that steps will soon be taken to transform the whole vision from the document to physical construction and movement of people.
He commended the Sierra Leonean Professionals and the Private Sector for contributing to national development, urging them to remain focused and optimistic. Members of the TIP Steering Committee are drawn from multi-disciplinary Sierra Leonean Professionals, the Private sector and Multilateral Agencies.
Submitted by: ‘State House Press’
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