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Sierra Leone presidential candidate promises to protect foreign investments

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Presidential candidate of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) in Sierra Leone, Dr. Samura Kamara, has promised to protect and preserve foreign business investments in the country if elected in the scheduled March 7 election.

Speaking in Lagos yesterday after meeting with some key Nigerian government officials, Kamara said he would take it as a matter of policy and bilateral cooperation to continue to protect foreign business interest in his country.

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He disclosed that unlike other opposition parties, which felt otherwise to Sierra Leone foreign investment, “It is my desire to continue with the manifesto of the ruling party and administration on foreign investment, which have been of tremendous benefits and growth to our nation.”

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Although, he assured that the interest of the Sierra Leonean businesses would also be protected, which according to him is a matter of must “both foreign and national business interest could be appropriately managed under a well and properly articulated government policy, which has been the practice of the APC,” he added.

He also said his focus would be to continue to secure the achievements of the incumbent president, Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma and also scale up on them in the area of infrastructure, human developments, foreign relations among others.”

Kamara, who was also a former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for his country promised to use the office of the president to ensure solid bilateral cooperation among African Union and other international organisations to the growth and development of the black nations.

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He emphasised the need for African nations to continue to lay emphasis on strong inter-trade relationship if they must continue to succeed, saying, “His administration will no doubt deepens the relationship between Sierra Leone and Nigeria.”

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