By Amin Kef (Ranger)
In a snap but epoch making event that took place at State House on , Thursday 29th June, 2023, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh officially took the Oath of Office as the Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone marking his second term to occupy such a covetous position.
The significant occasion was graced by the presence of His Excellency President Rtd Brig Julius Maada Bio, who personally administered the oath to Dr. Jalloh, the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament, the ECOWAS Speaker, the Chief Justice, Ministers, family members and other public officials.
After swearing to the oath, the Honourable Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, in a brief statement, first and foremost thanked God for the day and for a successful election outcome and in particular to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio for the confidence reposed in him over the past five years.
He continued by congratulating President Bio for his extraordinary leadership and mentorship furthering that on behalf of colleague Ministers they are proud of him and his achievements also maintaining that Sierra Leone is also proud of him.
The Vice President continued that, on behalf of the SLPP, they are proud of his amazing campaign that served as a source of inspiration and for demonstrating utmost dedication which he said is unrivalled in the history of the party.
He reaffirmed his commitment to be supportive as the President embarks on another amazing five years in embarking on the implementation of his manifesto commitments.
It must be regarded that it is no hidden secret that Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, was the vibrant initiator as well as the supportive driving force behind several critical initiatives geared towards changing the country’s socio-economic trajectory and at advancing the nation’s progress by fostering sustainable development during the first tenure of the Bio Led Government.
Worthy of note, also, is that during his first term as Vice President, Dr Juldeh Jalloh was instrumental in spearheading transformative projects across various sectors and his astute leadership combined with unwavering commitment to public service earned him widespread recognition and respect.
Under his watch and by providing support to President Julius Maada Bio, Sierra Leone witnessed notable advancements in healthcare as he championed efforts to strengthen the country’s healthcare system, including the establishment of modern medical facilities, improvement of healthcare infrastructure, and the implementation of innovative healthcare policies to enhance access and quality of care for all citizens.
He has always been at the forefront of initiatives aimed at bolstering Sierra Leone’s economic growth and attracting foreign investment.
VP Juldeh Jalloh’s strategic partnerships and practicable economic policies played a pivotal role in promoting trade, creating employment opportunities, and fostering entrepreneurship within the country.
He prioritized educational reforms out of the realization of the significance of education as the cornerstone of national development and has actively supported initiatives to enhance educational infrastructure, improve curriculum standards, and provide scholarships and educational resources to empower the youth and equip them with the skills needed for a prosperous future.
As a vocal advocate for environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation he has championed eco-friendly practices, promoted renewable energy sources, and led campaigns to raise awareness about environmental conservation and the preservation of Sierra Leone’s natural resources.
The relationship between the President and Vice President is very symbiotic and through his visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, the Vice President Juldeh Jalloh is driving Sierra Leone’s progress towards becoming a prosperous and sustainable nation.