The UNDP Country Director bids farewell to Minister Kai-Kai
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The UNDP Country Director bids farewell to Minister Kai-Kai

MoPED, NAO Building, Tower Hill, Tuesday 15th December 2020

The outgoing Country Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Sierra Leone, Mr. Samuel Doe today bids farewell to the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai.

Samuel Doe has been in Sierra Leone for the last three and a half years.

He commended Sierra Leone’s achievements, especially in good governance and socioeconomic transformation. He noted that the country was a land of opportunities and was confident the government of President Julius Maada Bio would continue to seize the opportunities, adding that Sierra Leone was on the right track to achieving the SDGs.

The UN official hailed the existing partnership between the UNDP and Sierra Leone, especially through the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, which he termed as “excellent”.

“The commendable achievement that we have celebrated over years are a result of Sierra Leone’s resilience that enabled them shape their own destiny and I want to express my immense gratitude to the Minister and Team for demonstrating the passion to develop the Country”, he said.

Minister KaiKai said that, the UNDP Country Director was a friend of Sierra Leone, commending his contribution for the development of the country. He portrayed Mr. Doe as a leader who successfully coordinated the UNDP system to support government initiatives.

“We are grateful to the UNDP for the good work they continue to do in Sierra Leone. We have been working very closely and collaborated greatly to foster the development aspirations of this government and we confident that we would continue to work closely with your successor”, Dr. Kai-Kai asserted.

The Minister encouraged the UNDP Country Director to include the District Development Coordination Committee concept in the handing over notes to the incoming UNDP Country Director, noting the process would help shape the delivery process in the district, with the pilot phases commencing in Pujehun, Karene, Falaba and Bonthe in the coming days.  

The Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Robert Chakanda, Development Secretary, Peter Sam-Kpakra all expressed their deepest appreciation to the outgoing Resident Representative for his good work in Sierra Leone.

Samuel Doe would be proceeding on his next assignment in South Sudan. 

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