For Immediate Release
July 27, 2022
U.S. Embassy in Freetown
U.S. Development Finance Corporation CEO Visits Freetown, Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) CEO Scott Nathan today traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone to highlight private sector-led development, meet with government officials, and discuss development and investment opportunities with the business community.
While in Freetown, CEO Nathan joined U.S. Ambassador David Reimer in meeting with H.E. Mr. Julius Maada Bio, the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to discuss the country’s economic growth and development. CEO Nathan also met with Minister of Finance Jacob Jusu Saffa, Minister of Energy Alhaji Kanja Sesay, and Office of Presidential Infrastructure Initiative Chairman Dr. John Edward Tambi and discussed the U.S. commitment to private sector investment in health, energy, financial services, alongside food security and agriculture, and critical infrastructure.
CEO Nathan toured DFC’s investment with Africell, a telecommunications facility which is expanding the availability and quality of affordable mobile connectivity and internet in West Africa. DFC’s work with Africell, part of a total $9.6 billion across Africa, highlights the corporation’s commitment to bolstering secure and reliable telecommunications infrastructure and services on the continent.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.
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