High Commissioner signs agreement for COVID-19 medical equipment
By Princetta Williams, Information Attaché Designate Accra, Ghana
Sierra Leone High Commissioner to Ghana has signed an agreement with the Japanese Ambassador, Himeno Tsutomu for the provision of medical equipment to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone.
During the signing ceremony in Ghana, Francess Virginia Anderson stated that the government was appreciative of the kind gesture from Japan, describing it as timely as Sierra Leone was still fighting to eradicate the virus, which has affected over one thousand with more than sixty (60) succumbing to it.
According to her, under the astute leadership of President Julius Maada Bio, a lot more positive changes are sure to take place. He assured of Sierra Leone’s determination and commitment to upholding the stronger bilateral relations with Japan.
“It is our fervent hope that COVID- 19 will soon leave Sierra Leone and we are looking forward to a strong partnership with the government of Japan,” she said.
On his part, Japanese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Himeno Tsutomu, expressed his country’s willingness to continue the good bilateral relations that has existed over the years and described Sierra Leone as a trusted partner.
He registered the government of Japan readiness and determination to strengthen the economic development support to Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone and Japan have over the years enjoyed a sisterly relationship, with Sierra Leone benefitting greatly in the areas of human capital development, infrastructure, agriculture, health and education through the JICA project.