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PAE Honours 21 Army Graduands in Sierra Leone
By Ngozi Obi-Sesay
Dec 3, 2008, 17:24
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A total of twenty one graduands of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) were honored at the PAE compound, Murray Town in Freetown on Tuesday 2nd December 2008. The graduands, who make up seven personnel from RSLAF and fourteen students from AFL, underwent a six-week training which ran from October 27th to December 1st 2008. The training consisted of the armed personnel being taught how to properly operate, trouble shoot and repair generators and other equipment.

In her statement, the guest of honor at the ceremony Honorable Madame June Carter Perry, the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone expressed her delight in seeing graduands from both Liberia and Sierra Leone armed forces personnel coming together on matters that would strengthen the stability of the Mano River Union. "I very much appreciate the commitment of these countries to enhance security across the sub-region" Madame Perry said adding "such cooperation will go a long way to enhance the effectiveness of your various organizations". She further urged the graduands against the vices of waste and corruption but to instead make full use of the training as according to her, with such anything is possible.

According to the Master of Ceremony Major A Conteh, he said that the training is considered to be one of the best in the world as modern use of equipment and techniques were employed. He went on to say that a total of 773 soldiers from seven ECOWAS countries of the sub region, including Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Chad have undergone training in vehicle maintenance, drivers and communications.

In her address on behalf of the Chief of Defense Staff, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Mrs. Kestoria Kabbia made note of the US Governments contribution in way of logistical support to Sierra Leone for the past twelve years. "There has been a high level of training in maintenance support that has resulted in a high performance of our personnel" she went on. She further stated that the objective of the training is indeed ideal with the sub-regional armed forces training. In recognition of the best student, a certificate was given to AFL Private J. F Tompoh who said that such training is useful as his country is currently facing a power generation crisis. Certificates of merit were presented to the graduands by the Minister of Defense, Paolo Conteh, Madame Perry, the Liberian Ambassador to Sierra Leone Honorable Thomas Brima and the Director of PAE.

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