The Republic of Sierra Leone State House

  • President Koroma and his Nigerian counterpart, President Buhari

  • President Ernest Bai Koroma with President Xi Jinping of China

  • President Obama hosts President Koroma at the Oval Office

  • U.N. Special Event Luncheon

WORLD BANK COUNTRY DIRECTOR BIDS FAREWELL, INTRODUCES SUCCESSOR TO PRESIDENT KOROMA
The World Bank Director in Sierra Leone, Engelbert Gudmusson, today bade farewell to President Koroma and introduced his successor, Vijay Pillai. In his remarks, Mr. Gudmusson thanked President Koroma for the wonderful cooperation and access accorded to him during his tour of duty. "It has been very valuable to me. It made my life and my work much easier. I have enjoyed every minute of it," he said, while hoping that he had also been of assistance to the President and the Government of Sierra Leone. "I wish you would accord the same access to my successor who I highly recommend as a dependable person," he maintained. He said he witnessed the 2007 elections and monitored the transition process from the former government to the new one, and "we are now in a much better place... You and your government are very much on top of the issues."
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CLARIFICATION, NOT RETRACTION, ON BAN KI MOON’S STATEMENT

 

clarificationIt should be brought to the notice of the public that the press release issued out yesterday 21st June 2010 by the Office of the President about a press report sent out by the Press Secretariat was not a retraction but a clarification. At no time did the whole press release make mention of retracting the story. There was no use of the word 'retract' or 'regret' or 'withdraw' or 'apologise'.

What the press release made clear was to put to rest insinuations as to whether the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, made a specific pronouncement about the proposed inquest by the Government of Sierra Leone.


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President Koroma Receives Ombudsman’s Annual Report

 

unbudsman2President Ernest Bai Koroma has urged the Ombudsman, Justice Edmund Cowan, together with other officials in his office, to change people's perceptions about their office by embarking on a mass sensitization on its role and importance in the democratic process. Speaking at State House after Justice Cowan's presentation of his 2008-2009 annual report today, President Koroma noted that the Ombudsman should not be seen as an intruder into the activities of public offices; that such a perception exists, the President stated, means there's need for heightened sensitization.


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PRESIDENT KOROMA COMMITTED TO IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
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President Ernest Bai Koroma has reiterated his commitment to the improvement of Sierra Leone's educational system, noting that the first major step towards such a goal would be a review of the current system. The President was speaking while receiving in audience officials of the high-level intercontinental labour organization,

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