From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

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In Sierra Leone, SLIBA Takes 2 to German-Ghana Trade Fair
By Mohamed Kanu
Sep 16, 2010, 17:12

Sierra Leone Indigenous Business Association (SLIBA) has fully sponsored two small scale entrepreneurs in creative arts and textile industry to participate in the German-Ghana Trade Fair (GERRU) program to be held in Ghana on the 29th instant.

Presenting travel documents to the representatives yesterday at the Ebenezer Millennium Building, Circular Road in Freetown, the Executive Secretary of the association, Aisie-nana Victoria Williams who will be leading the delegation said having mentored its members for the past six months in their respective fields of operation, the association though it fit to undertake expenses for Mr. Abu Bakarr Kargbo and Madam Frederica Williams to participate and represent Sierra Leone in the trade fair. She said as a major stakeholder in the employment promotion, SLIBA is bent on promoting private sector investment with a focus on small and medium enterprises.

The two representatives thanked SLIBA for giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents internationally. They assured Sierra Leoneans that they will not let the country down, and that they will do all in their expertise to fly the green, white and blue flag high in Ghana. He said they will use the opportunity to market Sierra Leonean culture to the international world, while using the forum to call on Sierra Leoneans to respect their locally manufactured fabrics in favour of imported wares.

They are expected to leave for Ghana for the trade fair on the 26th

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