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Diaspora Affairs Office ends Job Fair for Sierra Leoneans Professionals
By Aruna Turay
Jun 1, 2009, 17:24
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The Office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone on Saturday 30th May 2009 concluded a two days Job Provision Trade Fair held at the Youyi Building complex in Freetown.

According to the Director of Diaspora Affairs Office, Dr. Michael Sho-Sawyer, after the coming of President Ernest Bai Koroma to office in 2007, he identified six broad priority areas as his Governments primary focus, targeting Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the areas of energy, infrastructure, youth employment, growth sector, social service and capacity building.

He said the President was also eager for Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to return home and serve the country or contribute from afar.

Inspired by the Presidents call, he went on, individuals representing various Diaspora groups met with the President in October 2007 and introduced an initiative entitled Engaging the Diaspora for a new Sierra Leone.

He said the office has three mandates, such as investment, capacity building and formalizing and securitizing remittance, adding that the capacity building project is a direct outcome of the loss of professionals in various technical and managerial fields due to the decade long conflict in the country.

"It is assumed that approximately 30% of the educated nationals have left the country for better living in the Diaspora. It is also noticed that approximately 70% of Sierra Leoneans, especially the youths, are without job. Hence, increases in the rate of criminal acts. Above all, this office wants to overcome the recent negative phenomenon that is unfolding itself in the line of gaining employment in Sierra Leone, with the common name sabubu (influence) - Meaning, one has to know somebody who knows someone to assist him in getting a job. If not so, then he/she must be ready to stay unemployed", Dr. Sho-Sawyer noted, adding that, this Job Fair aims at eradicating this phenomenon by helping to bring the entire employers community to a particular center, where those seeking job, will visit them with their qualifications and secure jobs within their qualifications. This Fair, he went on, will also save job seekers the strains of pouring money on transportation to visit one office to another to seek for job and further more help them getting a job in a particular institution without knowing anyone in there.

The Director assured that such Job Fair exhibition will re-conducted in December this year, but in a more remarkable manner. He said the December Job Fair will be conducted in collaboration with another group called Diaspora Investment Forum.


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