Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, had bid farewell to a group of law students from Columbia University.

According to him, the purpose of their trip was to collaborate with eight final-year Fourah Bay College students to draft the recommendation framework of a digital tech start-up bill for enactment by Parliament.

VP Jalloh gave the significance of the collaboration which he believed may be of greater help for the country in the digital sector.

“It is vital to enhance coherence between international best practices and domestic digital legislations while at the same time improving intersectoral collaboration to better streamline the emerging digital economy.” He stated.

He expressed thanks and appreciation to the minister of communications, technology and innovation, Minister Salima Bah for her vision to expand opportunities in tech start-ups as well as the Columbian counterpart for their dedication to support the work of the Government of Sierra Leone.

“I wish the students a safe return to the U.S. as we look forward to hosting them again in Freetown,” he said.