The Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swaray, commented on the recently concluded Ninetieth Ministerial Regional Meeting held in Guinea-Bissau in an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

The Ninetieth Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) took place in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau from July 6 to 7, 2023. During the meeting, the ministers discussed various topics, including the 2023 Interim Report on the State of the Community, the Financial Situation of the Community, and the political and security situation in the region.

Minister Swaray emphasized Africa’s significant contribution to the global market and stated that the meeting aimed to further discuss the removal of barriers to ensure a safe and unified African market that benefits all participants. He highlighted the potential for countries to showcase their strengths and work towards their development. This approach can particularly benefit countries with lower income by stimulating economic growth and enabling their participation in the competitive market.

The minister also expressed confidence in President Bio’s commitment to working diligently to ensure the country’s progress and revitalization of the economy in the next five years. He noted that the president has created a level playing field for his main challenger in the June 24th election to contribute to the welfare of the people of Sierra Leone.

Furthermore, Minister Swaray outlined the president’s plans for his second term, referencing the President’s “big five changers” manifesto, and emphasized the need to achieve these goals.