The National Office of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) successfully concluded its sensitization campaign in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on March 1st, 2024.

The campaign, a collaboration between ECOWAS and several Sierra Leonean ministries, aimed to raise awareness about ECOWAS-supported projects and development initiatives in the border districts of Kambia, Pujehun, and Kailahun.

The campaign culminated in discussions with key stakeholders, including district officials, paramount chiefs, and residents. These discussions focused on the positive impact of ECOWAS initiatives on regional integration and economic growth.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Titus-Williams, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, commended the community’s engagement and recognized the importance of regional cooperation for sustainable development.

The Deputy Development Secretary and Head of the ECOWAS National Office reiterated ECOWAS’s commitment to promoting economic cooperation and integration across its member states. He highlighted ongoing development interventions in Sierra Leone, ranging from infrastructure projects like the ECOWAS Logistics Depot at Lungi to initiatives supporting education, healthcare, agriculture, and gender equality.

Stakeholders from the three districts expressed their unwavering support for ECOWAS initiatives and appreciation to the government and MoPED for facilitating the campaign. They emphasized the importance of ensuring development reaches every corner of the country.