The outgoing Sierra Leonean Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China,  Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina, bids farewell to the Director General in charge of African Affairs at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

He will now take on his new role as Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), following his re-assignment by President Bio.

At the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Director General Wu Peng congratulated the outgoing  Ambassador on his appointment and wished him well in his new responsibility.

Wu Peng noted that he appreciated working with outgoing Ambassador Ndomahina and praised him for his assistance in bolstering relationships between the two countries.

He also reminisced about the diplomacy of the outgoing Ambassador, highlighting a significant meeting he facilitated between himself (Wu Peng) on one side and their Excellencies President Bio and First Lady Fatima Bio on the other. He urged the new NaCSA Commissioner to convey his warm greetings to President Bio and the First Lady, acknowledging Ndomahina’s expertise in Chinese policies and programs.

 Director  Wu Peng promised his steadfast support at all times to the call and beacon of Sierra Leone, commemorating that the two countries are not only bilaterally tied but are also partners on the International front and Cooperation.

Giving his Remarks, outgoing Ambassador, Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina conveyed excitement and happiness for having worked with Ambassador Wu Peng and his team. He said, “ I am very impressed to have worked with you and your entire team at the Africa Department. ‘Therefore, am looking forward to continue working with you in my new role.” Adding that he will replicate back home what he has learned in China, particularly in the area of poverty mitigation.

On behalf of President Bio, the outgoing Ambassador thanked the Chinese Government for its assistance towards the growth of Sierra Leone. He called on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to partner with NaCSA through people-to-people exchange in sharing experiences on how China was able to alleviate 800 million people from abject poverty.

In the end, Director  Wu Peng reminded the outgoing  Ambassador that the hard work of ameliorating poverty is still in progress in China, characterizing that Agriculture is key in that area that he has told the Chinese Companies in Sierra Leone to pay. He said, “I have admonished Chinese Companies operating in Sierra Leone to devote attention to agricultural activities as well, despite resilience on infrastructural or mining activities.”

He applauded President Bio’s activities to prioritize agriculture in his government and Promised the Chinese Government’s support towards President Bio Feed Salone’s program.