From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

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In Sierra Leone, Investment Pipeline Records Success
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Aug 30, 2010, 17:18

Since the end of the Sierra Leone Investment Conference held in London in November 2009, The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Agency (SLIEPA) has recorded tremendous successes with the investment pipeline in the country flying high above 210%.


This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Agency Mr. Patrick Caulker during the launch of SLIEPA’s quarterly newsletter at Tower Hill in Freetown on Friday 20th August 2010.  


According to the SLIEPA boss, this jump began after the end of the Sierra Leone Investment conference held in November last year in London. He said about 125 investors are now in the country since the conference ended, adding that there is a potential for more investors to jet in within the shortest possible time. Mr. Caulker went on that there are many investment opportunities in Sierra Leone but that exploring them and extending the proceeds to the international world have been a problem for the country.


The Chief Executive Officer went on that the newsletter will help inform investors on potential investment areas. He also said the newsletter was uploaded on to the agency’s website.


The newsletter according to the CEO was done not only to promote investment and export in the country but also to tell the public what the agency has been doing since its formation.


“It is SLIEPA’s aim to get credible investors to come and do business in Sierra Leone and the newsletter will give investors sufficient information on areas of possible investment in the country.


On her part, the Chairperson for SLIEPA Board, Gladys Strasser-King told newsmen that the launch of the newsletter is a milestone in the operations of SLIEPA, adding that the Sierra Leonean populace has access to only such information through the print media, due to the fact that internet services are not accessible to many.



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