Sierra Leone aims to become a middle-income country by 2035.
To achieve this, on the 28th of February 2019, President Julius Maada Bio launched the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP).
This plan, which serves as the blueprint for the country’s path to attaining a middle-income status, has as its theme ‘Education for Development’.
To understand why this theme, we interviewed the deputy minister of information and communication in Sierra Leone, whose ministry has been very active in popularizing the MTNDP across the country.
Honourable Mamadi Gobeh- Kamara takes us through the very thoughtful two-way communication process between the government and community stakeholders, which ensures that development in Sierra Leone is participatory and inclusive.
In the spirit of 8 March – International Women’s Day – we also discuss what it is like occupying a position mostly filled by men, factors that contributed to her attaining this height and some words of advice for African women looking at smashing through the glass ceiling.