By State House Communication Unit
President Ernest Bai Koroma Friday 4 December 2015 lauded the efforts of the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce and Industry for its initiative in not just organizing the annual trade fair and exhibition at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, but also in reviving trade, commercial and economic activities in the country.
He assured them of government’s continuous support, and stressed that “After Ebola our emphasis will be on the economy. And we have to start somewhere.” He described the venture as a very good start in kick-starting economic activities after the outbreak.
The president registered his satisfaction following an inspection tour of booths and stores of corporate institutions as well as the booth mounted by the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party’s Young Generation, which many onlookers and pundits have referred to as a clear manifestation of political tolerance.
President Koroma was led on the conducted tour by the Chairperson of the Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Gladys Strasser-King and Dr Julius Spencer of Premier Media.
The president also described the timing of the exhibition and trade fair as appropriate and encouraged the organizers to find a permanent location where an infrastructure can be erected for future trade fairs and exhibition