Sierra Leone: Resident Minister Commends DG of Local Content, Encourages Local Entrepreneurs to Improve their Businesses

Stephen V Lansana
2 min readMay 30, 2024

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The Resident Minister of North-West Region, Ambassador Bon Wurie talking on DG Daboh’s transformation of the Agency

The Resident Minister of the North-West Region, Ambassador Bon Wurie on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, commended the Director General of Sierra Leone Local Content Agency (SLLCA), Mr. Fodeba Daboh for transforming the Agency and popularizing its work across Sierra Leone.

Ambassador Wurie made this comment in Portloko during the final session of the Regional capacity training organised by SLLCA for local entrepreneurs in Kenema, Bo, Bombali, and Portloko. The training was conducted for two days in each Regional headquarters town starting from Kenema on Monday, May 20–21, Bo from May 22–23, Makeni from May 27–28, and Portloko from May 29–30, respectively.

PHOTO: (L-R) Ambassador Wurie and DG Daboh of Local Content Agency

He disclosed that the work of the Agency wasn’t prioritized since its establishment in 2016, until 2018 when President Maada Bio appointed the current Director General.

“DG Daboh is the most forward-looking DG in the current dispensation,” he said, adding that the work of the DG and his team has contributed immensely to the achievement of 3 of the 5 big game-changer objectives of government which include Feed Salone, Human Capital Development, Youth Employment Scheme, Revamping the Public Service Architecture, and Tech And Infrastructure,” he said.

PHOTO: Local Entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders including a cross-section of the Agency’s staff

He said there’s a critical need to change all foreign products at the Lungi Airport and replace them with Made in Sierra Leone products.

Ambassador Wurie said the training is priceless and called on local entrepreneurs to use this opportunity to improve their products through the knowledge gained during the two-day training.

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Stephen V Lansana

Stephen V. Lansana is a Sierra Leonean Journalist who work for Premier News, a subsidiary of Premier Media Group Ltd. Stephen writes on Health & Human Rights