The first consulate of the Republic of Sierra Leone will open its doors in Jamaica, with eminent scholar, trade policy expert, and supporter Professor Rosalea Hamilton serving as honorary consul.
The ceremony will feature speeches by the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs of Sierra Leone, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, and the High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Jamaica, Sidique Wai.
The opening of the consulate will be attended by a delegation from the African nation, and it will mark the beginning of a week of festivities that will also include an Africa-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum and a cultural forum titled “Jamaica-Sierra Leone Family Reunion: Flesh of my flesh, Blood of my Blood.”
The forum, according to Professor Hamilton, would highlight the chances for business and investment with Sierra Leone, West Africa, and Africa.
By 2024, the consulate, according to Professor Hamilton, plans to organise a trip to Sierra Leone that will include Jamaican companies, professionals, or individuals who want to network with their African counterparts.