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Sierra Leone's Okere Adams woos Tourists in London
By Awareness Times
Nov 17, 2005, 10:07

The Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Okere Adams who is heading Sierra Leone’s delegation to this year’s World Travel Mart in London, on Tuesday 15th November told a group of Tour Operators and potential Tourists that Sierra Leone is now safe and open for business.

Speaking at the tourism fair, the Minister outlined the country’s natural potentials including its beautiful beaches, eco and cultural tourism. Hon. Adams called on travel writers to help reassure visitors that Sierra Leone is back in business.

He said that since President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah declared the civil war over in 2002, the government had embarked on a massive reconstruction exercise and further noted that by the end of the year, residents in the Western Area would enjoy normal electricity supply.

The Minister said that he was determined to work with both local and foreign tour operators to make Sierra Leone a must-go destination for Tourists.

In another engagement, Hon. Okere Adams started informal discussions with his Gambian counterpart, Mrs. Susan Waffa-Ogoo. They both agreed to meet in Banjul early next month for further talks.

Other members of the Sierra Leone delegation include Mr. Cecil Williams (General Manager, Sierra Leone Tourists Board,) Miss Fatmata Kroma (Marketing Manager and Public Relations Officer) and Miss Patricia Brown (Proprietor of KTI Express Travel and Tours).

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