24 Sierra Leoneans in Libya Repatriated

According to the PRO and Translator at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Tripoli, Mr. Ishmail Chin, a total of 24 Sierra Leoneans mostly married women and children have been repatriated from Libya via Tunisia to Sierra Leone, last Wednesday, 6th April 2011.  “The International Organization on Migration (IOM) provided the air tickets while the Sierra Leone Embassy paid for the travel by road from Tripoli to Tunisia”, Mr. Chin disclosed in a telephone conversation.

Mr. Chin noted that some semblance of normalcy has started returning to Tripoli where shops have started re-opening and this, he said, could be related to the Sierra Leonean migrant workers reluctance to return home. Some Sierra Leonean migrant workers interviewed early last week had told the BBC that they would like to be resettled either in Europe or in other Western countries instead of returning home to Sierra Leone.

The Sierra Leone Embassy’s top diplomats, H.E. Ambassador Abubakar Jalloh, the Head of Chancery Mr. Momodu Wurie and the Cultural Attaché Chief Kallay Alieu Mucktari have been working round the clock from their present base in Malta to facilitate the repatriation of our compatriots from the embattled state of Libya to Sierra Leone.

The Embassy is still open in Tripoli with staff on the ground. Among the embassy staff are the Accountant Mohamed Conteh, the PRO, two security guards, a cleaner and the ambassador’s driver. So far, all the embassy staffs are safe and sound.  “No casualty has been reported among the Sierra Leonean migrant workers up till now”, Chin concluded

Posted by on 8:18 am. Filed under PRESS RELEASE. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to 24 Sierra Leoneans in Libya Repatriated

  1. Antonietta Buikema

    July 31, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  2. Beatrice

    August 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Love the modern look. I loved the content. Many thanks for a marvelous blog post.

  3. Allie Koroma

    August 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    There is a Sierra Leonean proverb that says “DE TEM WEH DE IRON WAM NAHIM FOR SHEPAN” What is going on with the INQUEST that the government promised us and the international comunity? Is it dead or still alive.We need answers.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login