Controversy as Sierra Leone Sends 50-Member Delegation to UN
Sierra Leone is sending a fifty-member delegation to the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The delegation comprises of Cabinet Ministers, Journalists, Artistes, Diplomats, Politicians, Civil Servants and Security Personnel.
The Cabinet Ministers include Dr. Samura Kamara, Dr. Kaifala Marah, Moijueh Kaikai, Alimamy Kamara, Mabinti Daramy, Alie D. Kargbo and Dr. Ebun A. Strasser-King.
Mohamed Bangura, Chairman/Leader of the defunct UDM is also on the Presidential delegation to New York.
Sylvia Blyden, Kojo A. Kwafo, Abu Bakarr Konteh (Artiste) and Umaru Rahman (Artiste) are also part of the Presidential delegation.
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is head of the delegation. He is to be accompanied to the UN General Assembly by his wife, the First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma.
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The UN General Assembly in New York started on 19th September 2015 and is expected to end on 1st December 2015. Many people are wondering why a poor country like Sierra Leone is sending a fifty-member delegation to the United Nations.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently predicted that Sierra Leone’s economy will contract by 21% before the end of this year.
“Some of these people have nothing to do at the UN General Assembly… So why take them to New York? asked a senior opposition Politician.
Some members of the delegation have already arrived in New York, according to a reliable source at the Sierra Leone Mission in New York.