The Government of Sierra Leone and the Freetown City Council (FCC), in collaboration with their partners, yesterday officially opened a trade fair and exhibition at the Victoria Park in Freetown ahead of the country’s 47th Independence anniversary.
Speaking at the trade fair the acting Mayor of the Freetown City Council, Herbert Williams, said the council is determined to showcase Sierra Leones products to the market for visitors and ordinary Sierra Leoneans.
Mr Williams added that the trade and exhibition fair was geared towards promoting the business community and their partners so as to display their various products or wares for the public.
He added that, “government is determined to encourage the business community to invest in the country as there are many good things that come out of the country that cannot benefit others,” citing some Sierra Leonean made products that are being sold in neighboring countries and overseas.
Mayor Williams intimated that several booths were being erected within the Victoria Park to showcase some of the products, and that they were going for reasonable prices so that average Sierra Leoneans and visitors could afford to buy them.
He added that some of the products at the exhibition included an art gallery with household furniture showcased by the Prisons Department.
The acting Mayor Herbert Williams appealed to the private sector, government officials, NGOS and other interested individuals to visit the Victoria Park and make good use of the opportunity to buy Sierra Leonean made products and enjoy the 47th Independence anniversary in grand style.