The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sierra Leone Christian Rumplecker has assured President Koroma that Germany will help Sierra Leone to overcome their difficulties and recover as quickly as possible and return to the normal trend of development.
Taking leave of President Koroma at State House at the end of his diplomatic tour, Mr. Rumplecker reiterated that Germany has increased its financial support to Sierra Leone to about Forty Million Euros for 2015/2016.
The German envoy intimated the president that they will start new programmes in the health sector with Twenty Two Million Euros, update existing programmes in the field of employment and HIV/AIDS with eighteen Point Five Million Euros.
Ambassador Rumplecker said the updating will also include post Ebola recovery which he said is important for the implementation of the Agenda for Prosperity.
He told President Koroma that he strongly believes that for sustainable development to be achieved there has to be development and private sector cooperation.
He said though he is leaving, he would watch the development of Sierra Leone from his home country.
Bidding farewell to Ambassador Christian Rumplkecker, President Koroma said it always a difficult moment to say goodbye especially somebody that has contributed substantially to enhancing the excellent relationship they have enjoyed.
President Koroma said they were busy doing development programmes when Ebola struck; adding that even when the country has Ebola, Germany came in with a great support.
President Koroma disclosed that one of the measures they took was to provide Sierra Leone with a corridor of outlet especially to people that maybe infected easily, this president said, gave a lot of opportunities and experts coming in with the hope that if anything happens there is an outlet.
President Koroma intimated ambassador Rumplecker that in addition, Germany supported the government directly and through the European Union, they continued to show support.