Britain's development minister to visit Sierra Leone

19th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Minister for International Development Stephen O'Brian was due in Sierra Leone Tuesday for a four-day visit to assess the impact of British aid in the west African country.

"Mr O'Brien will assess how UK funding is achieving results for the people of Sierra Leone", said a statement from the British Embassy in Freetown.

The minister is scheduled to hold talks with Sierra Leone's Finance Minister, Samura Kamara, the boss of the anti-graft commission, Joseph Kamara and Health Minister Zainab Bangura.

Britain is one of Sierra Leone's leading donors assisting in water and sanitation projects, police training programmes as well as providing financial assistance in support of the economy which remains donor-driven a decade after the end of the 1991-2001 civil war.

© 2011 AFP

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