President Poised To Strengthen Security


By Ayodele Deen-Cole

President Julius Maada Bio has recently held a brief interactive meeting with the International Security Advisory Team (ISAT) where they discussed issues relating to the security situation in the country.

The engagement was aimed at updating the President on the mandate of ISAT and the different types of programmes they have undertaken and those underway.

During the meeting, the staff of Horton Academy which includes some personnel from the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) informed the President about the contributions of the academy towards boosting security across the country, including the development of professional officers, boosting security to promote sustainable development and also promote the exporting of security, among others. They also informed the President about the expansion project of the academy and also confirmed that two hundred and ninety personnel were trained at the academy last year.

Out of the said figure, hundred and thirty nine are RSLAF personnel and the remaining drawn from other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

In his response, President Bio promised his government’s support to the Academy, including the expansion project. The President also promised to improve on the level of the security sector in the country and also neigbouring countries in order to ensure that the region is safe and peaceful.