The chief minister made this remarks while serving as a Speaker at the Global Business Forum for Africa 2019 held in Dubai, UAE, with the theme: "Rethinking Government- Working with the New Guard".In his presentation, the fine gentleman spoke about the paradigm shift that has been brought about by the Political Philosophy of His Excellency Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio led New Direction leadership which according to him, simply means a complete break from the status quo including but not limited to human capital development, to the Free Quality Education (Sierra Leone now has the youngest Minister of Education in Africa, 10 % of the budget is allocated to agriculture, the ease of doing business and curbing corruption through technology.
Other speakers at the event were H.E. President Opong Weah of Liberia, H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa of Tanzania, H.E. Majid Saif Am Ghurair, Chairman Dubai Chamber of Commerce, H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Am Mansoori, Minister of Economy, UAE, policy makers and business executives from around the globe.
The Global Business Forum for Africa organized with the theme: “Scale Up Africa", is aimed at bringing together African and UAE government and business leaders to explore avenues of economic cooperation and facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows.