Health, education sectors in Sierra Leone – ECOWAS has announced plans to deploy 40 volunteers to Sierra Leone to support the country’s health and education sectors, according to a statement issued here Monday by the West African regional bloc.

It said ‘To this end, a delegation of the ECOWAS Volunteers Programme (EVP) Regional Office, led by the Director of the ECOWAS Youth and Sports Development Centre in Ouagadougou, Mr. Francis Chuks Ajoagwani has just-ended a four-day visit in Sierra Leone (8-12 April, 2013) to fast-track the process.’

The ECOWAS team met with key stakeholders, including those from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; Ministry of Health and Sanitation; Ministry of Youth Affairs and the Ministry of Sports, as well as representatives of civil society organizations and the UNDP/UNV, the technical partners to the EVP, the statement disclosed.