United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Rt Hon James Cleverly MP is currently on a visit to Sierra Leone, his mother’s home country.

According to the report, the Foreign Secretary is expected to use the trip to announce his department’s updated approach to helping women and girls globally.

James Cleverly will travel to Bo in the southern region of Sierra Leone.

It is reported the Foreign Secretary is in West Africa to know his mother’s home country.

However, he will also visit a school and a hospital to see how UK-funded projects are offering targeted assistance to women and girls.

James Cleverly has previously described himself as the first British MP from a Sierra Leonean background. He has also spoken of being “proud” of his Sierra Leonean heritage.

meanwhile, his mum moved from Sierra Leone to southeast London in the 1960s, working in Lewisham Hospital as a midwife.
She was married to Mr. Cleverly’s British father.

“Advancing gender equality and challenging discrimination is obviously the right thing to do, but it also brings freedom, boosts prosperity and trade, and strengthens security – it is the fundamental building block of all healthy democracies.”
James Cleverly asserted.