By State House Communication Unit
In realisation of his tremendous personal efforts during his social mobilization drive for community involvement and ownership of the fight against Ebola, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday 27 February received a certificate of merit from the National Traders Union during the launching ceremony of the reconstituted petty traders union at the Coronation field in the Southern provincial city of Bo.
According to Alhaji Mohamed Bureh Kamara, president of the National Traders Union, President Koroma should be commended for his significant contribution in leading the fight against the Ebola virus disease as well as his promotion of the aspirations of traders.
Launching the organization, President Koroma called on the traders union to unite, remain focused and cater for the welfare of one another. He assured them of government’s determination to continue to address challenges facing traders across the country.
He thanked them for their contributions in the fight against Ebola and for complying with regulations imposed during those difficult moments of the fight to eradicate Ebola from Sierra Leone.
The president expressed delight over the fact that traders are at the center of the ongoing implementation of post-Ebola recovery programmes under the private sector pillar intervention, and added that government has the concerns of traders at heart. He disclosed government’s plans to provide financial assistance to traders in terms of space and facilities to enhance trading and stimulate economic growth.