By KABS KANU AND PASCO TEMPLE–
Due to the massive efforts he is engaged in to contain the Ebola scourge in Sierra Leone, His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma will not be attending this year’ s United Nations General Assembly.
A strong delegation representing Sierra Leone at the Assembly has however arrived in New York.
FOREIGN MINISTER SAMURA KAMARA
The delegation is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara. Other members of the delegation include the Minister of Finance, Dr. Kelfala Marah; the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ambassador Andrew G. Bangali ; the Director of the International Division , Mr. Duwai S. Lungay and Mr. Mannah Kpukumu. Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States , Ambassador Bockarie Stevens , the Permanent Representative to the United Nations , Ambassador Vandi Minah , the Deputy Permanent Representative ( Political ) Ambassador Amadu Koroma and Head of Chancery Mr. Alhusine Sesay will also form part of the delegation. The following dignitaries are also members of the delegation :
Hon. Mr. Augustine B. Torto, MP – Chairman of Parliamentary Oversight Committee for Foreign Affairs
FINANCE MINISTER KELFALA MARAH
The 69th session of the General Assembly opened at the UN headquarters last Tuesday and its first meeting was opened by Session President, Uganda’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa Kahamba. The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon and delegates representing 193 UN Member-Nations attended the first sitting.
DG ANDREW BANGALI
WE WILL BRING YOU A COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.