President Julius Maada Bio has returned to Sierra Leone with an award under the category of “Governance Leadership Rebranding Africa Award” at the Rebranding Africa Forum (RAF) 9th Edition Forum.
The award was for African leader that has demonstrated their commitment to an Africa resolutely in tune with the challenges and changes of today’s world.
According to the citation of President Bio was awarded in recognition of his commitment to democracy, the rule of law, women’s empowerment and the development of human capital by defending universal access to education in his country, in Africa and around the world.
He is known for initiating the peace process that brought stability to a deeply divided country, returned Sierra Leone to democracy and handed power to a democratically elected government.
As head of state, he is committed to developing human capital, science, technology, and fighting corruption. He also promoted free education and economic efficiency. He worked to improve the lives of his fellow citizens and was committed to promoting investment in Sierra Leone.
While in Brussels, President Bio had a successful bilateral meeting with with Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol CEO, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation; George Agyekum Donkor President and Chairman of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID); Abbas Mahamat Tolli (Governor of the West Africa Development Bank; and Kanayo Awani Vice President of the African Afreximbank calling on them that Sierra Leone is open for investment.
The President Julius Maada also met with Ambassadors of the Organization of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) as he appreciates OACPS for its reform process, which is in line with implementing the vision to make the organisation “fit for purpose”.