The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) have officially launched the organizations maiden newsletter on their activities geared towards the promotion of investment opportunities at OAU Drive Tower Hill in Freetown.
Speaking at the official launching ceremony of the newsletter the Executive Director of SLIEPA Patrick Caulker said SLIEPA is the government agency responsible for the co-ordination, encouragement, promotion and generation of foreign and domestic investment.
He added that SLIEPA also focuses on development of traditional and non-traditional exports diversification, value addition and provision of support to would be investors.
The agency was created in 2004 to promote investment, policy reforms and improve business environment to attract international investors in to the country adding that several laws have been formulated which include the bankruptcy bill, payment system bill amongst others.
He underscored the importance of public information in private sector development as the investment climate has jumped the pipeline over 210%.
Patrick Caulker further explained that over 165 enquiries have been made on investment opportunities with 65 visits and 129 active leads facilitated towards investment in to the country.
He maintained that the newsletter will go a long way to educate and inform the public about SLIEPA activities.
Gladys Strasser King SLIEPA Chairperson of the Board of Directors officially launched the newsletter while Albert Saltson CEO of Standard Chartered Bank also made meaningful contribution towards the launching ceremony.
By Saidu Bah