He went on to state that as Vice President of Sierra Leone he is honored to be invited to the official opening ceremony of the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture(SLCCIA) annual trade being held at the Siaka Stevens Stadium beginning Friday 20th April 2018.
Speaking to a galaxy of eminent personalities including the President of the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA), ministers of government, designate
Honorable Members of Parliament,
members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps.
Development Partners, Her Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Exhibitors and members of the media, VP Jalloh maintained that the importance of the Trade Fair particularly at a time when government is taking strategic initiatives to put the economy on a sound footing is perfect, adding that President, Julius Maada Bio is appreciative of anyone that works towards collective efforts to make not only this trade fair a success but to assist in making every other business venture in Sierra Leone a success.
“I therefore commend the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA) for organizing the Annual Trade Fair. I must also commend the Ministry of Trade and Industry for collaborating with the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce to make this Trade Fair Exhibition a reality. In this global competitive world, where people and markets have the whole world to choose from, it is imperative for countries to encourage and promote indigenous businesses in order to accelerate growth. I believe this must have informed the SLCCIA team to choose the theme: “Promoting the Indigenous Private Sector For Real Economic Growth,” VP Jalloh told his audience.
He went on to say that with the introduction of the Treasury Single Account (TSA), it would allow the government to effectively establish control over revenue generation and expenditure.
VP Jalloh said: “I must say for the first time in several years government is in the position to pay salaries without resort to overdraft. This kind of action in addition to others will no doubt inspire confidence in our resolve to stabilize the economy. The journey will be long, so please bear with us and we will get there in shalla.”