By Abdul Malik Bangura
Despite he being a former Ambassador under the previous All Peoples Congress (APC) leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leone former Ambassador to South Korea Omrie Michael Golley has still not ceased, but continue to woo more investors to come and revamp the economy of Sierra Leone.
Ambassador Omrie Golley, who was sacked by the current Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) leadership of President Julius Maada Bio, has himself called on all political actors in Sierra Leone to work together to ease the political hate and tension in Sierra Leone.
Whilst dilating on ways to help the current government for the very good of all Sierra Leoneans, the very renown UK based lawyer, Ambassador Omrie Golley who is the current CEO/Chairman Board of Directors of Afric-Asia Asset Holdings Limited based in the London, United Kingdom, said “notwithstanding the fact that there is a new government, we must come onboard to improve the lives of the people.”
Ambassador Omrie Golley further said: “Those of us, who have small ways, should come onboard to help,” adding that through his Afric-Asia Asset Holdings Limited as key vehicle to engineer his lobby, he has been able to engage several investors from Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Turkey and Guinea to come into Sierra Leone and see how they can revamp the economy. He said “I intend to bring more investors from Kazakhstan in the coming months.”
“I am determined to assist the government of President Bio, and I believe the key to reviving the economy is through the private sector,” Ambassador Omrie Golley stated. He said, through private sector investment, he is keen on bringing investors to contribute in key areas of the economy, especially in areas like Agriculture, Fishing and Transportation. Thus, he said, already the idea of an improved cocoa production by providing incentives for farmers and assist in revenue generation for government within the cocoa world.
Meanwhile, it could be recalled that in 2013, long before his appointment as Ambassador to South Korea, Ambassador Omrie Golley had already mobilized the sum of $54 million for the construction of a 15 story building here in Freetown which will comprise of an auditorium, car parking facilities together with office and residential units.
Also, during the Ebola outbreak, Ambassador Omrie Golley facilitated the sum $ 500,000 for the fight against eradicating Ebola. He also facilitated two separate cash and humanitarian donations of $ 300,000 and $ 100,000 by the Korean government and by the Korean construction conglomerate respectively during the August 14, 2017 Mudslides and Flooding.
Through his quest in developing Sierra Leone in the Water Sector, Koica had also approved the sum of $1 Million grant towards to Sierra Leone for a water rehabilitation project. Ambassador Golley had also facilitated the Construction of the medical centre at Tokeh. He was instrumental in the development of progressive fishing policies between Korean Government and the Government of Sierra Leone.
Ambassador Omrie Golley promised to reactivate his contacts by bringing onboard all of them through his Afric-Asia Asset Holdings Limited to ensure that all key players of Sierra Leone political system work together for the betterment of the people.