Monday, November 26, 2007

Diplomats investigate underdevelopment in parts of Sierra Leone

Members of the diplomatic corps in Sierra Leone left here Sunday for a day's visit to the southern and eastern parts of the coun t ry to investigate the gross underdevelopment there, according to a PANA report.
The diplomats are from the Chinese, German, Ghanaian, Nigerian, British and Am erican Embassies and High Commissions, and the EU Commission as well as the Spec i al Representative of the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOS I L).
Theyn will be visiting the southern Bo district, some 272 kilometres away, and the eastern Kenema District, about 319 kilometers from here.
According to the United Nations communications officer Sheku Bakarr Kamara, th e diplomats will meet with provincial authorities, political party officials, el e ctoral commission officials and other stakeholders like paramount chiefs to iden t ify the economic and social challenges facing those parts of the country.
A member of the diplomatic community who preferred anonymity said two thirds o f the developmental projects, costing tens of millions of US Dollars, had been a p proved for these two areas to enhance development.

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