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ECOWAS President Visits Salone

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel De Zouza arrived in the country over the weekend for a three days working visit to the country.

Mr. De Zouza flew in from France late Saturday night where he was met on arrival at the Lungi International Airport by a retinue of senior government officials.

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel De Zouza

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel De Zouza

The main thrust of Mr.  De Zouza’s visit was not immediately known as at press time yesterday. However, diplomatic sources intimated the Global Times that the ECOWAS boss is on an assessment mission as the country prepares for the 2018 Legislative and Presidential elections.

The visit of the ECOWAS President comes less than a week after media reports that the ruling government was bent on prolonging its stay in power beyond March 7, 2018.

Mr. De Zouza held discussions with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House yesterday and is due to meet with other stakeholders in the country including officials of political parties, civil society groups and NEC officials.

Meanwhile, the ECOWAS President came in with the ECOWAS Commissioner of Finance, Sierra Leonean-born Allieu Sesay, the former NRA Commissioner who had a very difficult time with the country’s anti-graft agency, the ACC.

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