Maktoum Foundation pays courtesy call on President Bio, commends Government effort in protection of women and girls
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday 19 October 2021 – The Al Maktoum Foundation has met with His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, to commend ongoing development programs and reforms in Sierra Leone, particularly the protection of women and girls rights.
Al Maktoum Foundation is a UAE-based charity organization that provides support for countries in need, particularly in areas of education and healthcare. It has also embarked on the construction and equipping of hospitals and healthcare units as well as financing the construction of care homes to assist persons of special needs.
Board Member of the Foundation, Mirza Al Sayegh, said that they were moving their focus to Africa and were especially pleased with the development priorities in Sierra Leone. He commended the government’s free quality education program, saying that was in line with their vision.
He also mentioned their Foundation was ready to construct a school, hospital, mosque in Sierra Leone with accommodation for employees and assured of their readiness to partner with government in other areas of development.
First Lady Her Excellency Madam Fatima Maada Bio, who was also part of the meeting, discussed the various strides made by Sierra Leone in the area of women’s rights and empowerment. She also noted that Sierra Leone was a country of religious tolerance and respect for diversity.
During the meeting, President Julius Maada Bio commended the charity group for their incredible work especially in the areas of education and health. President Bio welcomed the interest by the charity to help his country’s development and assured of his government’s commitment to collaborate in areas of shared interest. He also thanked Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the UAE, Rashid Sesay and his team for their work in promoting his vision in the UAE.
President Julius Maada Bio has completed his visit to the UAE and has today departed for Sierra Leone. The President and his delegation held series of successful meetings with both the public and private sectors.
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