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Ecobank Group Commiserates with Sierra Leone

By State House Communication Unit

ecobankSince the deadly floods and mudslides of August 14, a lot of countries, institutions and individuals have shown solidarity with the Government and people of Sierra Leone. Messages of condolences and goodwill continue to pour in as the government gears up for the resettlement and recovery phase proper of the emergency response.

On Friday 8 September, 2017, a delegation from Ecobank Group led by its Chairman Emmanuel Ikazoboh visited President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House to commiserate with the victims of the disaster.

Making a presentation on behalf of Ecobank Group, Chairman Emmanuel Ikazoboh referred to the Bank as part of ECOWAS' support to promote and facilitate trade in the sub-region. He pointed out that since Sierra Leone is a member state of ECOWAS, the Group thought it fit to condole with the Government and people of Sierra Leone in this time of difficulty.

Chairman Ikazoboh also seized the opportunity to profoundly thanked President Koroma for his utmost strive in building democracy in Sierra Leone which, he said, has undoubtedly expedited direct foreign investments in the country.

President Koroma thanked the Bank for the sentiments, describing the August 14 mudslides and flooding as a serious catastrophe but informed that ECOWAS has been fully collaborating with government in addressing some of the challenges. The recovery process, he intimated, is ongoing and that quite a good number of the affected persons has been provided for with clothing and temporary shelters. He said government is patiently waiting on the report of the World Bank technical team to take an informed decision going forward.

President Koroma also commended the vital role of EcoBank in promoting private sector development thereby urging the institution to work hard to fully realize the potentials within the subregion.


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