Leonado Santos Simao, a special representative of the UN Secretary- General for West Africa through the UN office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) is set to visit Sierra Leone ahead of the June 24th elections.

This came about as a plan that falls within the scope of a regional tour, and in the context of UNOWAS support for a peaceful electoral process in Sierra Leone as was reiterated by the organization.

The UN envoy is expected to have audience with President Julius Maada Bio and the All Peoples Congress party (APC) Presidential Candidate, Samura Kamara respectively.

The engagement will also be extended to the Foreign Affairs Minister-David Francis, The Inspector General of Police-William Fayia Sellu, The Chief Electoral Commissioner-Mohamed Konneh, The Mano River Union Secretariat- Secretary General Maria Harrison and other related officials of the Diplomatic Missions in Sierra Leone.

The visitation will last for four days starting on the 22nd June-25th June 2023 and to have a very interactive and fruitful mission to the country. Simao will be joined by three officials.