THANKING AMBASSADOR OWEN FOR HIS SERVICE AND FOR THANKING THE ACC
By Abubakarr Turay
The US Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Michael Owen, last week, held his farewell press conference at the US Embassy in Freetown. Ambassador Owen has been in Sierra Leone for the past three years, as the representative of President Barack Obama. During his tenure he has been able to help the country in achieving several successes, especially in the areas of governance and investment.
As the journalist assigned to cover US Embassy programmes during my days with Cotton Tree News (CTN), I attended the first press conference held by the Ambassador after presenting his credentials to President Ernest Bai Koroma. I was probably the first local journalist to hold an interview with him and he was clear from the outset that he really meant well for Sierra Leone.
During his tenure we have seen the return of the Peace Corp volunteers to Sierra Leone after
Ambassador Owen was able to mobilize support for the fight against illegal fishing in Sierra Leone. During my days at Cotton Tree News (CTN), I was part of a team that joined the US War Ship Samuel B. Roberts on eight-day patrol of the waters of Sierra Leone. The other members of the team were Alhassan Kargbo of the Anti-Corruption Commission, an official of the Ministry of Fisheries two maritime police officers, four police personnel and four officially
THE USE AMBASSADOR IS PROUD OF THE ACC
The US Ambassador to Sierra Leone has expressed his admiration for the massive efforts of the Anti-Corruption Commission in the fight against corruption in Sierra Leone. Ambassador Michael Owen made the remarks while addressing journalists at his farewell press conference held at the US Embassy in Freetown. Start writing here...