By Betty Milton, IA, SLE, Belgium…..
Brussels, Belgium, Friday 19 February, 2021- Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and accredited to six other countries and the European Union (EU), Ambassador Samuel Tamba Musa has been elected as Vice President of the Sustainable Development Committee of the Organisation of Africa, Caribbean, Pacific States (OACPS).
At the same time, Ambassador Musa will be representing the West Africa Group of Ambassadors on the Committee.
The focus areas of the Committee include rural development and food security; environment and climate change; research for sustainable development; education; health; information society; and other Intra OACPS cooperation programmes, which are aligned with the New Direction manifesto, the Medium-Term Development plan and on-going work by the New Direction to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGS).
Taking up the position as Vice President, Ambassador Tamba Musa said he was very happy to be playing a representational role that placed him in a position to use his experience and skills in putting relevant contextual issues for national development at the centre of global discussions to benefit his country and other member countries of the OACPS.
“It is an opportunity to be involved in productive partnerships for sustainable
development in the context of the work of OACPS,”Ambassador Tamba Musa said.
“The Government of Sierra Leone under the Leadership of His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio is increasingly investing in Free Quality Education, Infrastructure development, Health, Agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovations, taking into consideration factors that reinforce sustainability,” HE Musa concluded.
The Committee of Ambassadors is the second decision-making body of the OACPS. It acts on behalf of the Council of Ministers between ministerial sessions. It comprises Ambassadors from every State of OACPS who assist the Council of Ministers in its functions and in carrying
out any mandate assigned as well as monitoring the implementation of the OACPS-EU Partnership Agreement with a view to achieving its stated objectives.
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