By Theresa Kef Sesay
On Friday 19th June 2020, the Vice President, Juldeh Jalloh concluded his engagements in the Eastern district of Kono after holding several successful meetings with major DICOVERC stakeholders in Falaba and Koinadugu in the northern region. The Vice President is a member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Engaging stakeholders and kinsmen in Kono, the VP Jalloh informed them that he is in the district to solicit first-hand information on critical challenges in the fight against COVID-19.
VP Jalloh noted that his boss, President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force COVID-19 Response, assigned him.
He expressed satisfaction that the various stakeholders are making tremendous gains under very difficult circumstances, adding that the Government is keen on addressing all challenges facing the district structures. He informed his audience that he was accompanied in Kono with top Kono Government officials who are also sons of the soil and assured that they would make meaningful contributions as descendants to complement Government’s support to the district.
The VP assured the Kono stakeholders that Government is making significant gains to flatten the COVID-19 curve, as well as stabilizing the economy, singling out substantial policy considerations for the health sector amidst 65% revenue loss. He called for an interactive deliberation with all stakeholders in the district, including the DICOVERC, local councils, paramount chiefs, youth and women.