The Vice President Mr Solomon Ekuma Berewa has told the American Ambassador Thomas Hull and a team of Peace Corps officials that it is good to know the Peace Corps are coming back after several years of absence, especially because of their valuable contribution to the development of the country.
Addressing the assessment team of Peace Corps officials yesterday at his Spur View Lodge, The Vice President said the Peace Corps have been of tremendous help to the development of the country, and that was why in September 2006 he visited their headquarters in New York and asked that they consider returning to the country.
Steve Peterson the team leader and Peace Corps Director resident in Guinea said his team would be traveling to the Provinces on an assessment mission. They would also be visiting various ministries like Agriculture, Education, Health, Development, Youth and Sports before their return to Guinea over the week-end.
It will be recalled that the outgoing US Ambassador Thomas Hull first came and worked in Sierra Leone as a Peace Corp volunteer.