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Deputy Commissioner General of EXPO DUBAI 2020 Visits NASSIT Director General

The Deputy Commissioner General of Expo Dubai 2020, Mr. Tony Morgan, on Thursday August 26th 2021, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust, Mohamed Fuaad Daboh, at his Walpole Street office in Freetown.

Addressing the Director General, Mr. Tony Morgan said that his visit was borne out of the desire to engage NASSIT on EXPO Dubai 2020 and where possible collaborate with the Trust to make Sierra Leone’s representation worthy and rewarding.

Mr. Morgan described the EXPO Dubai 2020 as a global event dedicated to finding solutions to fundamental challenges facing humanity. “This event”, Mr. Morgan went on, “is organised and facilitated by Governments and international organizations on a single platform to create new dynamics and seek investment and collaboration for a better world”.

The Deputy Commissioner went on to inform the meeting that the EXPO Dubai 2020 would hold from 1St October 2021 to 31st March 2022, and that Sierra Leone had not only been invited to participate but would also be privileged to have a pavilion to display opportunities for investment. Mr Morgan further disclosed that the Secretariat headed by the First Lady, Madam Fatima Bio, was tasked with the responsibility of galvanising and soliciting national collaboration that would showcase the huge investment opportunities in Sierra Leone.

Welcoming the Deputy Commissioner, the NASSIT Director General expressed his gratification to discuss issues bordering on President Julius Maada Bio’s vision to develop Sierra Leone, adding that as a scheme, they were more than prepared to be part of the new trajectory. He assured Mr. Morgan that NASSIT would always participate in a collaborative engagement to improve the lives of Sierra Leoneans and, by extension, the Trust’s esteemed members.

Mr. Mohamed Fuaad Daboh described the endeavour as a worthy enterprise, while expressing optimism on the success of the project particularly when it was headed by no less a person than the selfless First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone. He informed Mr. Morgan that NASSIT, over the years NASSIT, was desirous of establishing an ultramodern Teaching and Diagnostic hospital that would provide service not only to the Mano River basin but to the entire sub region. He said the Trust had developed the concept note and had approached UNOPS to provide technical support to the investment. “This engagement with UNOPS” Mr. Daboh said, “is at an advanced stage in the discussions.
According to the Director General, when completed the hospital would provide facilities for over forty different diagnoses, three hundred beds, residential apartments and a teaching sector, describing it as one turnkey project that should constitute Sierra Leone’s proposal to the EXPO Dubai 2020.

The meeting ended after both the Deputy Commissioner and the Director General held further fruitful discussions on possible avenues of collaboration to take full advantage of the EXPO Dubai 2020.




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