British lawmakers, volunteers visit Sierra Leone projects

20th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Two British Conservative Party lawmakers are leading a 23-strong delegation to Sierra Leone on a two-week visit to assess projects supported by the party, state television reported Wednesday.

The group, which is made up of the two parliamentarians and volunteers, met with Sierra Leone lawmakers on Wednesday.

The Conservative Party supports projects in the justice and health sectors and a street children rehabilitation support programme.

"From the feedback so far, we are impressed with what the projects have realised," leader of the delegation, lawmaker David Mondell, told parliament.

Meanwhile, British Minister for International Development Stephen O'Brian arrived here for a four-day visit to assess the impact of British aid in the west African state, the British embassy said in a statement.

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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