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V.P Jalloh raps on ARISE SEZ Investors But makes no mention of ARISE Ports & Rail Management Contract

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The Vice President of Sierra Leone Honourable Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has reflected on the investment by ARISE IIP inside Sierra Leone with respect to the Koya Special Zone but curiously he made absolutely no mention of the controversy around the contract their Government had signed with ARISE for the management of the country’s Pepel Ports and Railway assets.

The Vice President did so from Dakar Senegal via a personal post he wrote on his official Facebook page late last night of November 1st, 2023.

V.P Jalloh is in Dakar as a special guest of Senegalese President, H.E. Macky Sall to witness the commencement of operations of a Special Economic Zone similar to the one that ARISE IIP has planned for Sierra Leone’s Koya area.

The following are the verbatim words of the Vice President last night: “It was a pleasure to be invited by President Macky Sall as an honorary guest to the official operationalisation of The Dakar Integrated Special Economic Zone and the inauguration of its Logistics Platform”.

“African Special Economic Zones are considered as fundamental tools to boost economic growth, promote foreign direct investments and accelerate industrialisation across the continent”.

“The event marked the first of four investments, and it was a proud reminder of our very own Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Sierra Leone launched by His Excellency Julius Maada Bio on April 26th this year at Koya. The Sierra Leone SEZ will help us to achieve the Big Five Game Changers such as Human Capital Development to nurture skills for a 21st Century industry, the Youth Employment Scheme which is our presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and finally our Tech & Infrastructure pathways for sustained economic growth”.

“Thank you to President Macky Sall for the honour, as we look forward to the Sierra Leone Economic Forum to be hosted in Dakar next January 2024 and which will showcase investment opportunities in Sierra Leone”.

The SEZ will help Sierra Leone to achieve the Big Five Game Changers such as Human Capital Development to nurture skills for a 21st Century industry, the Youth Employment Scheme which is a presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and Technology & Infrastructure pathways for sustained economic growth.

African Special Economic Zones are considered as fundamental tools to boost economic growth, promote foreign direct investments and accelerate industrialisation across the continent.

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