President of Sierra Leone, Julius Madda Bio says that the country is no longer experiencing war, pestilence, bad governance, and natural disasters.
He attributed its current peace and stability to ECOWAS leaders, soldiers, and citizens who helped the country to safely navigate those dark days in their history.
He made the statement at the opening of the First Extra Ordinary Session of the Fifth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament holding in Sierra Leone.
He said as a result of the peaceful atmosphere in the Country, his administration was poised to achieve inclusive national development.
“Ours is now a land at peace where we have consolidated our democracy and, guided by our human capital development priorities and our Medium Term National Development Plan, we are firmly focused on achieving inclusive national development.” President Madda Bio noted.
President Madda Bio said it was an honor for him and indeed, all Sierra Leoneans, for the first time ever, to host the 2021 First Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament in Freetown.
According to the President, regular interactions with stakeholders across the community will foster goodwill, understanding, and cooperation on challenges to key governance and other questions.
Also speaking the event, President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou stressed that the Strategic Plan for the Fifth Legislature was indeed an important tool to structure and make effective the action of Parliament.
He added that the implementation period for ECOWAS Vision 2020 has just ended and that the Commission has set out to develop vision 2050 that would guide the Community’s actions for the next 30 years.