AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Oct 4th, 2010 - 12:40:40 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

In Sierra Leone, US Ambassador assures Support to Media & Civil Society
By Augustine Samba
Oct 4, 2010, 12:38
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The newly assigned United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, H.E. Michael S. Owen has said that his country remains committed to supporting the Sierra Leone’s media through trainings, exchange programmes and other forms of assistance. The Ambassador gave this assurance while addressing the press last Friday, 1st October 2010 at the American Embassy at Leicester, in Freetown, the first of his contact with the press since presenting his credentials to President Koroma the previous day, Thursday, 30th September instant.

Ambassador Owen described Sierra Leone as beautiful, and registered his readiness to work with the government, the media and civil society to build a very strong democratic base for the country. He maintained that Sierra Leone continues to be strong partner of the United States as the bilateral relationship stands for decades.

He commended Sierra Leone for its contribution to the maintenance of world peace with the participation of the country military in the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions around the world, a move he referred to as exemplary for a nation just emerging from a devastating eleven years of war. He assured that his country will ever remain as a steadfast partner to the people of Sierra Leone in their determination to ensure the safety and security of all nations.

"I will encourage the government of Sierra Leone to continue promoting good governance, improved economic management, consolidation of democratic institutions and the expansion of democratic values," he said, while further committing the United Nation’s continued support to the development and expansion of good governance, food security and public health to the people of Sierra Leone. He also registered his government’s appreciation of efforts made by the Government of Sierra Leone in its fight against HIV/AIDS and also assured that his government’s enhanced collaboration in combating the spread HIV/AIDS.

On the protection of Sierra Leone’s marine resources, Ambassador Owen informed that the United States is devising a programme that bring onboard the commercial sector to ensure a profitable returns and this he stated, will include the oil and gas sectors.

He further expressed delight over the return of the American Peace Corps Volunteers to Sierra Leone after sixteen years absence, noting that their venture was a sure sign of mutual trust and respect between the two countries. Describing the Peace Corps Volunteers as ‘Ambassadors of the United States’ he admonished them to have focus on that ideal as a way of fostering the bilateral relationship between the two countries. He encouraged the press, civil society and the people of Sierra Leone in general to accept the Peace Corps in their communities as they are in those communities not as experts, but to share ways of lives as of the two countries.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
In Sierra Leone, Poisonous ‘Sugar’ Kills in Kambia District
In Sierra Leone, Two Kenema Youths Drown at Lumley Beach
In Sierra Leone, Boost for Waterloo Bread Sellers
EDITORIALS
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not “Negotiate” for Space with Anyone!
SPECIAL REPORTS
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Paul Kamara: Fitness vs. Eligibility
Maada Bio: SLPP’s Foolish Aspirant!
Journalist Paul Kamara & Justice Tolla-Thompson: Our National Constitution Must be Obeyed!
FEATURES
WIMSAL at 3……What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRC’s Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
‘Nor Look En Face’ Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
PROFILES
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. HANNAH BABY NELLIE GADD - A Role Model
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
In Memory Of Hon Dr. Salia Jusu-Sheriff “Maada”
Cape Lambert Marampa lron Ore (SL) Limited Wishes HIS Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice-President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana
The Latest Leaked US Embassy Cable from Wikileaks Website concerning Sierra Leone
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba M’Bayo
ADVERTISEMENTS
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
SATIRE
XXXXXXXXXXXX THE CIA SPY
Letter To Tech: The Political ‘Dombolo’ in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
FROM OUR TEAM
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself
No Edition out for today from Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's Awareness Times Publisher Never Collected a Single Penny for P.R. let alone Ten Million Leones monthly!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net