Inauguration of the National Livestock Policy Hub in Sierra Leone

A two day meeting to inaugurate the Livestock Policy Hub of Sierra Leone took place during the period 8th-9th April 2014 at Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown. The meeting was supported by AU-IBAR under the Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa (VET-GOV) Programme .It was attended by Members of the Sierra Leone Livestock Policy Hub, representatives of Government Ministries and Agencies, Private Sector, Civil Society, , Farmers groups, Research and Academic institutions and participants from the AU-IBAR (Dr Samuel Muriuki, AU-IBAR/IRCM Coordinator and Dr Mohammed Abdelrazig, Technical Assistant, VET-GOV program).

The meeting was officially opened on behalf of the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), Republic of Sierra Leone by Mr. F. A. R. Sankoh, Chief Agricultural Officer MAFFS.

The meeting objectives were to operationalize the National Livestock Policy Hub to improve the institutional environment at the national level to provide effective and efficient veterinary services in the Republic of Sierra Leone.