NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, recently played host to Sierra Leone and its outstanding Head of State, President Ernest Bai Koroma, who was extended an official invitation to ring the all-important NASDAQ bell as markets closed for the day. The event was organized by the American Foundation for African Children’s Education, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on repairing primary schools in the West of Africa region. The event provided a significant opportunity for investors to get abreast with the potential opportunity this fast-developing country has to offer.
The American Foundation for African Children’s Education, seized the occasion to pay tribute to the dynamic leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma, whose government continues to make inroads in the development agenda of Sierra Leone. The organization was keen to present the amazing transformation taking place across the country as its leadership attempts to shift the country’s economic focus from a donor-driven one to a self-sustained economy that cannot only manage itself effectively, but also make an impact in regional development.
The Sierra Leone President has done a remarkable job in improving the country’s investment profile despite the many obstacle his government faces. The country has recently seen a dramatic increase in big foreign companies investment in the areas of Agriculture and Mining, and tourism figures have surged as infrastructural development becomes a priority of the Koroma administration. New roads are currently being constructed and hotels are being built all over the country to cater for the sudden influx of tourists. The country boasts the most beautiful beaches in the world with an untouched coastline that houses one of the world’s natural harbors.
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