As a government, our objective is to develop a nation with a skiIIed and educated population capable of making meaningful global contributions, in an environment which inspires creativity and productivity; and which attracts and nurtures the worId’s very best businesses.
One of our approaches to achieve this objective is to invest in infrastructure. We believe that infrastructure development must be accompanied by human-centred development, to ensure that the construction of physicaI infrastructure produces expected outcomes, including the development of critical skills. The decisions we make about the infrastructure we build must be evidence- based and focused on our long-term future development. They must reflect both our needs and our ambitions.
The Office of Presidential Infrastructure Initiative (OPII) was created to independently assess Sierra Leone’s infrastructure requirements, develop a transformational infrastructure strategy, advise government and coordinate the development and implementation of major infrastructure projects in order to manage costs and amplify impact.
I am delighted with the value that Dr. Tambi and his team have brought to national infrastructure development in the short time that this Office has been in operation, and I look forward to their continued contribution to Sierra Leone’s New Direction under my leadership